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Greater Portland/Vancouver
Monthly Marketing Update
- December 2019

I am thankful for many things this year, but the most important right now is that my husband is cancer-free!!! It was a long 10 months of surgery and treatment, but Lyman remained so strong, we would sometimes forget he was connected to a chemo pump. Additionally,  I am thankful for my staff, because this team never gives up and shows amazing resilience and strength without ever offering an excuse. I am thankful for all our sponsors who provide financial support to make our work possible. (Thousands of people use the guide, website, and network- but it is only possible because of a hundred generous individuals that sponsor). I am thankful for my friends and family who see my faults as strengths or just love me in spite of them. And I am thankful for past losses that afforded me the skills and faith to tackle new challenges.

On a work note- I am thankful that our new portal to report housing availability is FINALLY up and running. It can be viewed on the
availability tab on Updates to housing profiles and current availability are best made directly on This service is free for ALL housing. Sponsors will be able to add pictures and additional contact links, but every housing community can update availability in real-time. Any case manager, family, patient, or provider can view your availability from any device- any time. Encourage others to start reporting now. With any new launch, we are working out the kinks daily.

I hope you have much to be thankful for and we wish you happy holidays.


Network Meetings - Portland


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network Annual Awards Breakfast
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205
Topic: Navigating the C’s of Leadership and Change



JAN 14
3 PM
Save the Date
East County Marketing Exchange



JAN 16
3 PM
Save the Date
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
Miramont Pointe
11520 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, 97015



JAN 21
3 PM
Save the Date
Westside Referral Network (WRN)
The Ackerly at Timberland
11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr, Portland, 97229



JAN 27
3 PM
Save the Date
SPIN – Portland


Network Meetings - Vancouver


3:30 PM
SSN Clark Happy Hour
Clearwater Springs
201 NW 78th St, Vancouver, 98665



DEC 20
9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Clark)
Peace Health Medical Center – Health Education Center
400 NE Mother Joseph Pl – Vancouver WA
(92nd & Mill Plain Ave)
Topic: White Elephant Gift Exchange


Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


Registration is now open for Retirement Connection Sponsors.

11:30 AM
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Resource Fair
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center - Atrium
2801 N Gantenbein, Portland, 97227



12 PM
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Resource Fair
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
2211 NE 139th St, Vancouver, 98686
Main Lobby



APR 14
11 AM
Legacy Meridian Park Resource Fair
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
19300 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin, 97062
CHEC (Community Health Education Center)


Marketing and Development


DEC 12
5 PM
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Volunteer Recruitment Party & Committee Mixer
Relish Gastropub
6637 SE Milwaukie Ave. Portland, 97202



DEC 14
Frosty’s 3rd Annual Winterfest
Vancouver Pointe Senior Village
4555 NE 66th Ave, Vancouver, 98661



JAN 30
3:30 PM
Save the Date
Portland/Vancouver Retirement Connection Release Party
The Keep PDX
615 SE Alder St #B, Portland, 97214



5:30 PM
Save the Date!
Memories in the Making Art Auction & Gala
New Location and Earlier Date
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, 97204
Sponsorship Information
Sponsorship Commitment Form
Donation Form


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.

Belinda Hughes is now Memory Care Director,
Graceful Living Activity Center

Melissa Leder is now Marketing Manager,
Senior Lifestyle

Christopher Nicholson is now Business Development Manager,
Home Matters Caregiving

Sophia Stamatis is now Sales Advisor,
A Place for Mom

Danielle Payne is now
Community Sales Leader,
Edgewood Downs

Heather Lilly is now
Executive Director,
Senior Lifestyle Corporation
Hawthorne Gardens ALF & MC


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:

Care Management and Emergency Response Systems


Nuggets of Knowledge

"Adversity does not build character, it reveals it."
– James Lane Allen

Last month we hosted our 10 year work anniversary in Portland and took a few minutes to share "our story" with the sponsors that joined us to celebrate. As a small business owner, I am proud of many things, but most of all- I am proud of how our team has not just managed when things are challenging, but strengthened. We have adapted, adjusted and overcome.

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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Community Relations Director
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