Learn about important new developments and view the latest upcoming events for your area!
Retirement Connection Logo
Mid-Willamette Valley
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 - Salem/ Albany/ Corvallis


9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Linn/Benton)
Samaritan Albany General Hospital
Reimer Conference Room
1046 6th Ave SW, Albany, 97321
Topic: Holiday Gift Exchange


DEC 11
9 AM
Salem Senior Lifestyles Network
The Springs at Sunnyview
1950 45th Avenue NE, Salem, 97305


DEC 18
9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Salem)
Salem Hospital-Creekside Dining Overflow- first floor
890 Oak Street SE, Salem, 97301
Topic: Holiday Gift Exchange
One week earlier due to the holiday!


JAN 15
9:30 AM
Save the Date
NWSDS Senior Network


JAN 16
9 AM
Save the Date
Yamhill Network Meeting


Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


Each provider will have 5 minutes to share more about their services. Right now the 10 spaces are only open to sponsors. Registration will open to those attending the transition meeting in January (space permitting)

FEB 24
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Resource Fair
Corvallis Good Samaritan Case Manager Luncheon
3600 NW Samaritan Dr, Corvallis, 97330



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


6 PM
A Night of Music
Sweetbriar Villa
6135 E St, Springfield, 97478


10 AM
Grace Center Holiday Bazaar
Grace Center for Adult Day Services
980 NW Spruce Ave, Corvallis, 97330


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

"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


Retirement Connection Guides

Connect with Us

Linked In
CEU Events

Quick Links

About Us
Become A Sponsor
Job Postings
Network Meetings
Past Newsletters

Job Postings

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


Community Relations Director
Training Specialist
Verification Specialist
Travel Trainer
Marketing Coordinator
Senior Move Manager


Apply or submit new positions online through Retirement Connection's Job Board.


View or Post a Job


Online Contact Forms


Order Guides
Post an Event
Post a Job
Add your free listing
Share a Testimonial


Need help?
Don't hesitate to contact us at
or by phone at 503-505-5865!


Community News

Have a community or public event you'd like to share?


Submit your news


We'll post it for free to help you get the word out!

Events By Region

Looking for events in another region? Try one of the links below.


Mid-Willamette Valley Events
Puget Sound Events
Portland Events
Southern OR Events
Vancouver Events


Need More Guides?


Retirement Connection Guides


Order FREE Guides Online


Additional copies of the Guide are available at no cost and are the perfect resource for health fairs, workshops and your marketing packets.


Guides are located at EVERY Senior Center, Hospital, Library and Meals-on-Wheels sites.


You can order as many as you need to serve the families in your community.


Add a label to the cover to highlight your business and use the guide as a giveaway.


 , 205 SE Spokane St #375, Portland, OR 97202, United States
 View Web CopyUpdate Your Preferences | Unsubscribe

Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign