Monthly Marketing Update- Puget Sound April 2023
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Puget Sound
Monthly Marketing Update- April 2023

Anthony Bourdain said: “Eat at a local restaurant tonight. Get the cream sauce. Have a cold pint at 4 o’clock in a mostly empty bar. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Listen to someone you think may have nothing in common with you. Order the steak rare. Eat an oyster. Have a Negroni. Have two. Be open to a world where you do not understand or agree with the person next to you, but have a drink with them anyways. Eat slowly. Tip your server. Check-in on your friends. Check-in on yourself. Enjoy the ride.” I want us to translate this to senior care… Eat dinner with your residents/clients this week. Ask about their story and learn about the person they see in the mirror- not the one we see. Share stories of each other's travels. Make eye contact and greet every support staff member you can. Ask someone you may have nothing in common with what they are passionate about. Ask the staff member you don’t know out for coffee. Seek contact and get to know our most challenging client and their family. Enjoy the ride.

This week I am interviewing possible new team members. I am always anxious about this because I love the idea of new energy and ideas, but I also do not want to disrupt the current dynamic. Elizabeth is leaving us to pursue new opportunities, but we are thankful for all of her insights and excited that she will be staying on a few hours each month to support our social media efforts.

So now it is time for a party!!!! The guide is printed and we will be delivering it to EVERY library, senior center, hospital, veterans office, DHS office, and more than 500 other locations in Puget Sound over the next 2 weeks. Join us to celebrate at the Release Party on April 26th at the Mercer Island Center and again on the 27th at Tacoma Yacht Club. Invite your friends/referral sources and join us. We have so many reasons to celebrate this year!

Retirement Connection Puget Sound Release Party
Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mercer Island Community and Event Center
8236 SE 24th St Mercer Island, WA 98040

Tacoma After Party
Thursday, April 27th, 2023
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tacoma Yacht Club
5401 Yacht Club Road, Tacoma, WA, 98407

Hope to see you there!

Network Meetings

Please visit our networking page for more details.

April 6, 8am
Aging and LTC Providers Network
April 13, 9am
Health Care Providers Council
April 13, 11:30am
April 18, 8:30am
Senior Care Coalition
April 19, 8:30am
South End Coalition
April 20, 4pm
MPN – Millennial Provider’s Network
April 28, 9am
NW LGBT Senior Care Providers Network Meeting

Marketing Update

Please visit our event calendar for details and more.

April 4, 11am
Transitions of Care
The goal of this meeting is to improve communication between case management and community providers. This ZOOM call provides thirty minutes of engagement with hospital case management staff, followed by 15 minutes of provider discussion if needed.

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Nugget Of Knowledge
“Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.” - Anthony Bourdain

I am currently interviewing potential new team members. While meeting with each candidate I always consider how they fit with the rest of us and how they will better our team as a whole.
"We hire character and train skill” is already part of our Retirement Connection Creed; but it is important that this is always more than just words on a page

Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection



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