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Monthly Marketing Update
- October 2018

In a recent radio interview I was asked about our friend, Krista, that passed away and what qualities I most admired and learned from her. She was sensitive and thoughtful, but what came to mind was how “present” she always was. She never seemed rushed, hurried, or made you feel less important than her next task. Please note- she was ALWAYS late to EVERYTHING. In the months since she passed away, her lack of timelines has never been mentioned, but how she made everyone around her feel comes up daily. Ideally- I would like to be both on time and present- but I will need to schedule less to make that happen- starting now. My goal is to “Do Less- but Better”!

Ironically this is NOT a month I can do less, we have scheduled the hell out of October, but in a good way. We have our Mid-Willamette Valley Release Party and 7 case manager events scheduled this month (3 are in Portland/Vancouver). That being said, we are never too busy to be a resource to you. We are already working on the next edition, and if you have any recommendations, please send them our way.


Network Meetings - Portland


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
3609 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98663
Topic: Finding your perfect Power Partner



3 PM
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
Arcadia Senior Living
13031 SE Foster Rd, Portland, 97236



OCT 16
3 PM
Westside Referral Network
The Ackerly at Timberland
11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr, Portland, 97229



OCT 18
3 PM
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
Sunnyside Meadows Memory Care
12195 SE 117th Ave, Happy Valley, 97086



OCT 22
3 PM
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN-Portland)
Mt. Hood Adult Day Center
376 NE 219th Ave, Gresham, 97030
Topic: The Emergence of End-of-Life Doulas and the Power of a Vigil Plan


Network Meetings - Vancouver


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
3609 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98663
Topic: Finding your perfect Power Partner



3:30 PM
SSN – Clark County Happy Hour Meeting
Brookfield Health & Rehab of Cascadia
510 N Parkway Ave, Battle Ground, 98604
Topic: Attendee Spotlights



OCT 19
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: Qualifying for Medicaid in Washington State


Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


12 PM
Providence St. Vincent Resource Fair (FULL)
Providence St. Vincent - Souther Classrooms
9135 SW Barnes Rd Portland, 97225



OCT 30
12 PM
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Resource Fair (FULL)
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital- Wister Morris Room
1015 NW 22nd Ave Portland, 97210



OCT 31
12 PM
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Resource Fair
PeaceHealth SW Medical Center- Community Education
400 NE Mother Joseph Pl Vancouver, 98664


Marketing and Development


Tigard Senior Expo
Calvin Presbyterian Church
10445 SW Canterbury Ln Tigard, 97224



12 PM
SOLE Support for Parkinson’s Vancouver
Esther Shore Park
605 Esther St Vancouver, 98660



OCT 13
Living {B}older Lifestyle Expo: What’s On Your Bucket List?
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, 97232



OCT 19
Oregon Gerontological Association Annual Conference
PSU - Smith Memorial Student Union - 3rd Floor
1825 SW Broadway Portland, 97201



OCT 19
10 AM
Aging Life Care Association: An Evidence Based Holistic Approach to Optimal Brain Health by Dr. Rob Winningham
House Call Providers
5100 SW Macadam Ave Portland, 97239



OCT 23
6 PM
The Benefits of Hypnosis and How It Can Change Your Life for the Better
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center
505 G Ave Lake Oswego, 97034



OCT 24
3 PM
Arcadia Pumpkin Social
Arcadia Senior Living
13031 SE Foster Rd Portland, 97236


On The Move


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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:

Adult Day Services and Attorneys & Elder


Nuggets of Knowledge

"The key is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. – Stephen Covey "

Do you manage your schedule or does it manage you? I started my business 10 years ago with 2 toddlers because I wanted more time with family. But 3 years into the work, my 4 year old told me I was a bad mommy- and he was right. I was a good person, but not the most available parent. If someone looked only at your calendar and made a judgement based only on that- what appears to be your priorities? It is never too late to make a change. Good luck!

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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