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Monthly Marketing Update
- April 2021

The newest Puget Sound edition of Retirement Connection arrived from the printer today. Our team is working very hard over the next 3 weeks to deliver guides to every hospital, clinic, library, senior center, Veteran office, and more than 300 additional locations. Click here to order additional copies for the referral sources and families you serve. You may want to print a label “compliments of...” for the cover of the guides you share.

Last year was an interesting adventure as we all navigated how to provide our services and remain vital during the pandemic.
We 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.

One more thing- we have been holding monthly Transitions in Care zoom calls and shared case management feedback. We are not going to meet this month of April, while we decide on a better time of day to allow more hospital staff to join the call. 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


Please continue to check our website for meeting and event updates! We are updating our website multiple times a day trying to help notify our contacts of cancellations and rescheduled meetings.

8 AM
Aging and LTC Providers Network
Online Meeting
Topic: Technology Solutions for Caregivers
Speaker: Gary Rotman Project
Zoom Link:



8 AM
Health Care Providers Council
Topic: Important Legislative Updates
Online Zoom Meeting



APR 20
9 AM
Senior Care Coalition Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting



APR 21
9 AM
South End Coalition Meeting
Topic: The mental health issues derived from this pandemic
Speaker: Sound Options Emma Skjonsby and Dr. Kady
Join Zoom Meeting-
Meeting ID: 943 9484 2269
Passcode: 593462



APR 22
9 AM
NW LGBT Senior Care Providers Network
Online Zoom Meeting


Marketing Update


Save the Date!
Transitions of Care Monthly Meeting Puget Sound
Online Meeting
Add this link to your calendar or share with others–

No meeting in April, while we decide on a better time of day to allow more hospital staff to join the call. 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.


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

Puget Sound & surrounding area

-Seattle - 137% increase
-Tacoma - 458% increase
-Everett - 500% increase
-South Hill- 1,060% increase
-Lynnwood- 161% increase
-Olympia - 358% increase
-Lacey- 5,500% increase


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:

Attorneys & Elder Law and Estate Planning


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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