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Mid-Willamette Valley
Monthly Marketing Update
- April 2021

It is so hard to believe that it has been a full year that we have navigated this pandemic. We have all learned how to provide our services in new ways and remain vital during the pandemic. We have all shifted our marketing budgets, made choices, and learned to work differently. Thank you so very much to every sponsor of Retirement Connection. We would not be able to provide a comprehensive resource to the community; or post events, news, and articles online; or report real-time availability without your support. Our work is made possible because of our sponsors/advertisers. Please return the favor, by referring to their services whenever possible.

We have been holding monthly Transitions in Care zoom calls and shared case management feedback. We would love to see an increase in participation on these calls, please encourage your referral sources in housing and homecare and hospice to join. This monthly zoom meeting is a great way to facilitate smoother transitions to/from the hospital and to other levels of care in our community. In the meantime, we would like to encourage housing communities to use this form when a resident is sent to the hospital. It would greatly improve communication upon admit to discharge.


Network Meetings - Salem/ Albany/ Corvallis


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APR 10
Educate. Inspire. Empower. – Virtual Parkinson’s Conference
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Care Availability

Comparing March vs February analytics

-Users- 32% increase from 3,515 users to 4,638 users
-New users- 32% increase from 3,101 new users to 4,089
(That's 4,089 NEW visitors on the site looking for services in March!)
-Profile visits- 473 Profiles visited
-Contact forms submitted- 57% increase in contact forms submitted


On The Move


Do you know someone that has recently changed positions? Send us an update to share in the monthly newsletter, helping everyone stay connected and informed about community changes.


Additional Resources

There are so many resources included in Retirement Connection, that often a few may slip past you and may not be noticed. Did you know that the guide also includes:

Financial Services and Hospitals


Nuggets of Knowledge

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

When I read this quote, I think about “Mushrooms”. You know where mushrooms grow, right? Sometimes we need to grow through a layer of CRAP before we really get to see the light of day. I am optimistic that everyday can be better if I chose to focus on the sunshine of helpers and opportunity to grow, not just the crap that surrounds us. I just need to look a little harder sometimes.

Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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The following positions have been posted in the last month. (Some position are outside the Mid-Willamette Valley area)

Maintenance Manager
Community Relations Director
Executive Director

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