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Greater Portland/Vancouver
Monthly Marketing Update
- January 2020

Have you noticed when you put more meaning into what you do you find yourself more motivated? At Retirement Connection, we begin our weekly team meeting with a "magic moment". A magic moment is when we made a difference, felt a positive impact, improved a connection, or acted as a catalyst for something greater. Our staff believes that we are doing more than listing resources and selling ads. Sometimes we are the voice on the phone when a lonely senior is frustrated looking for answers, help when an overwhelmed family doesn’t know where to start, or a resource when a provider simply dropped their phone in a toilet and lost their contact list and know we probably have that name and phone number needed. We all have the opportunity to create a magic moment every day, or at least weekly. It starts with gratitude.

Rather than empty New Year resolutions, instead, resolve to be grateful. Begin each day with what you are grateful for and then follow it with what you "intend" to do. End your day with a reflection of how you did. Don’t make a resolution to lose 10 lbs and make more money. Instead, make the resolution to be healthier and do the most with what you have. You will actually have a better chance of accomplishing your goals. For those interested, these are my intentions for the upcoming year.

I am also grateful that the newest Retirement Connection Guide of Portland / Vancouver has been printed and is now available. I remain very impressed with how our team stayed focused last year while one member managed chemo and cancer and the rest of the group stepped up. Everyone is now healthy and we never missed a beat. 2020 is already looking great as we continue to grow. Please help us celebrate at the Annual Release Party at a new location on January 30th. This is the best networking event of the year with 350-400 guests expected.


Network Meetings - Portland


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network
Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes
11667 SE Stevens Rd, Happy Valley, 97086
Topic: The Funeral Culture: Demystifying the Myths, Stigmas, and Misunderstandings



JAN 14
3 PM
East County Marketing Exchange
Elmcroft at Sellwood
8517 SE 17th Ave, Portland, 97202
Topic: 2020 Resolutions--Go Clint Eastwood on yourself with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from 2019 and your Cleansing Breath for 2020!



JAN 16
3 PM
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
Miramont Pointe
11520 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, 97015



JAN 21
3 PM
Westside Referral Network (WRN)
The Ackerly at Timberland
11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr, Portland, 97229



JAN 27
3 PM
SPIN – Portland
The Ackerly in NW Portland
11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr, Portland, 97229


Network Meetings - Vancouver


JAN 17
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: Systematic Referral and Testimonial Building that cost you nothing



3:30 PM
SSN Clark Happy Hour
Location: TBA


Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


Registration is now open for Retirement Connection Sponsors.

11:30 AM
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Resource Fair
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center - Atrium
2801 N Gantenbein, Portland, 97227



12 PM
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Resource Fair
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
2211 NE 139th St, Vancouver, 98686
Main Lobby



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


JAN 30
3:30 PM
Portland/Vancouver Retirement Connection Release Party
The Keep PDX
615 SE Alder St #B, Portland, 97214



5:30 PM
Save the Date!
Memories in the Making Art Auction & Gala
New Location and Earlier Date
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, 97204
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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:

Care Management and Emergency Response Systems


Nuggets of Knowledge

"If you want to find happiness, find gratitude."
– Steve Maraboli

We will never ever be happy if we focus on what we want and do not have. We can always find something to be grateful for. This does not mean we are not hurt when someone goes on hospice or fights disease. However, we can choose to be grateful for the opportunity to tell them how much we love and appreciate them before it is too late. Not everyone gets that chance; and we can learn how much more we can manage beyond what we previously believed.

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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