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Monthly Marketing Update
- September 2021

I jinxed us last month with my enthusiasm to meet in person for network meetings.  Really sorry about that. I am excited to be the speaker this month at the COPS meeting (Coordinators of Patient Services) and my topic is “The 5 love languages/ Appreciation in the workplace". At a time when the world is short-staffed, I feel it important to find ways to recognize those that show up every day.

Case Management Week is October 10-16th. I am excited that several local hospitals will be participating, Click here for more details or sign up to donate items for goodie bags or to provide lunches. Not every hospital is participating again this year, for different reasons, but we tried to capture at least a few in each area we cover.

I need to send a special THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS. We know that the past year has been tough on everyone, and advertising may not have been on your mind or budget, but I need to take a moment and recognize that ALL we do at Retirement Connection (the printed guide, the 2 websites, the events, the network meetings, etc) is only possible because of our sponsors/advertisers. I hope you will choose to support those that support us. In case you wondered if it is worth it, we have a few new testimonials.


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
Location/ Zoom Link:



8 AM
Health Care Providers Council
Location: Mountain View Funeral Home
Address: 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, 98499



9 AM
South End Coalition Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting



11:30 AM
In Person Meeting
Location: Morningstar Senior Living at Silver Lake
Address: 520 112th St SW, Everett, 98204



11:30 AM
Coordinators of Patient Services (COPS)
Location: Maggianos
Address: 10455 NE 8th St, Bellevue, 98004
Speaker: Amy Schmidt, Retirement Connection | Care Availability
Topic: The 5 love languages/ Appreciation in the workplace



9 AM
Senior Care Coalition
Check website for details



9 AM
NW LGBT Senior Care Providers Network
Check website for details


Marketing Update


Transitions of Care Monthly Meeting Puget Sound
Online Meeting
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Case Management Week: October 11-15th

Last year, our team delivered “Thank you bags” to over 1500 case management staff at 45 hospitals from Everett, WA to Medford, OR. More than 150 providers in several cities donated items to recognize the hard work of local case managers and we look forward to doing it again!

For providers that wish to participate, in September we will email a form with all participating hospitals and the # of case management staff at each hospital. Providers then select which hospitals to support and will provide the “same small gift” for every case manager at the hospital. So if a hospital has 40 case management staff, a provider would donate 40 items for that hospital. Some examples: the items can be as simple as a hand written thank you, may include a small $5 gift card, or just a cold can drink, or kind bar.

When thinking of your items: try to keep value less than $10, NO alcohol, NO perishable food items (fruit, etc), NO personally baked items (cookies, etc), NO glass (breakable coffee mugs). These restrictions ensure your donation arrives fresh and unbroken after being moved, assembled, moved again, stored, and delivered.


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


“We are not all in the same boat. We are in the same storm. Some have yachts, some canoes, and some are drowning."
- Adapted quote by Damian Barr

As I managed my own stress and anxiety, sometimes I do not show enough grace to others, and I can compare my burden to others.  On my personal Facebook page, I recently posted an update following my husband’s surgery and many commented that it was “inspiring”.  As much as I appreciated that- I am fortunate to have a great support system in place- that helps my boat weather the storm.  You know what is really inspiring-offering help to others and admitting when we need help.

Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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