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Greater Portland/Vancouver
Monthly Marketing Update
- August 2018

So last week I had my second knee surgery in 4 months. This one was for my ACL. I am very appreciative that my husband, mom, kiddos, friends, and my staff have been so very very helpful. They have brought me ice packs and meals; become my taxi drivers; helped me get dressed (FYI- only family on the dressing assist). I do NOT like asking for help, and I do NOT like this feeling of dependence. Right now, I am dependent on the schedules, availability, and willingness of others. I am thankful for them, but it has made me mindful of the seniors we serve. Remember to truly see the heart of those we serve and those we work with. See the vibrancy, independence, and resourcefulness in others. See their strengths and skills instead of their frailty and impairments. This will be all of us one day, should we be so lucky to have those golden years.

Last week we hosted our annual Sponsor Picnic. We planned for almost 100 to attend, but fear the heat scared many away. We appreciate all those that took the time to join us for a more casual opportunity to connect. VIEW PHOTOS on facebook.

Our next Sponsor event is Breakfast on September 7th, so save the date (details below). We also coordinated the CEU poster presentations for the Case Management Summer Mixer- Thank you Oregon Medical Case Management Group for asking and including our team to help.

Sponsors, don’t forget to register for the upcoming case management resource fairs in September/October. We currently have four (4) registrations open. This will be open to non-sponsors to register 2 weeks prior once we have CEU approvals confirmed. (see dates below for registration links)


Network Meetings - Portland


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
Cedar Sinai Park
6125 SW Boundary St, Portland, 97221
Moderator: Amy Schmidt | Retirement Connection
Topic: Speed Networking



AUG 14
3 PM
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
Brookdale Mt Hood
25200 SE Stark St, Gresham, 97030



AUG 21
3 PM
Westside Referral Network
Springs at Tanasbourne
1950 NW 192nd Ave, Hillsboro, 97006



AUG 23
8:30 AM
Clackamas County I & R Networking
Location: TBA



AUG 27
3 PM
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN-Portland)
Royalton Place
5555 SE King Rd, Milwaukie, 97222
Topic: The Psychology Behind ID Theft, Fraud, and other Scams


Network Meetings - Vancouver


3:30 PM
SSN – Clark County Happy Hour Meeting
Glenwood Place Senior Living (Join us on the patio!)
5500 NE 82nd Ave, Vancouver, 98662
Topic: Cliques, Politics, and Gossip Continued



AUG 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: Human Behaviors


Marketing and Development


AUG 23
8 AM
Positive Approach to Care Workshop for Caregivers
Lake Oswego Adult Community Cente
505 G Ave Lake Oswego, 97034



AUG 26
9 AM
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Portland
Rose Quarter Commons
1 N Center Ct St Portland, 97227
Not on a team yet? We have an offer for you... if you follow 2 steps: 1) Join our team 2) Self donate $15- we will give you a purple athletic bracelet with "What would Krista do?' on the band to celebrate your support in helping us carry the torch on behalf of Krista Davis Tonn this year. We will have the bracelets at the walk, local network meeting in Oregon during August and we will mail as well if needed.
Join us!



8:30 AM
Portland/Vancouver Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast
Providence St. Vincent Medical Ctr (Souther Classroom)
9205 SW Barnes Rd Portland, 97225


Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


Registration is now open for Portland/Vancouver Sponsors to reserve their CEU space.

12:30 PM
Providence Portland Medical Center Resource Fair
Providence Portland Medical Center- Social Room
4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213



12 PM
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Resource Fair
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center-Souther Classrooms
9135 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, 97225



OCT 30
12 PM
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Resource Fair
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital- Wister Morris Room
1015 NW 22nd Ave Portland, OR 97210



OCT 31
12 PM
PeaceHealth Medical Center Resource Fair
Peace Health Medical Center- Community Education
400 NE Mother Joseph Place Vancouver, WA 98664


On The Move


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Nuggets of Knowledge

"Just because people don’t work traditional hours; Doesn’t mean they don’t work hard hours." — Amy Schmidt

Sometimes our work schedules are dictated to us by the type of work, coordination with co-workers, or customer needs. Today's workplace is different than 20 years ago before smartphones, when television went off the air at midnight, and most stores were closed by 8pm. We live in a 24/7 world. With 4 generations in the workplace today, be mindful of the changing times- If the job is getting done well and on deadline- then good job. Thank your team!

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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