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Greater Portland/Vancouver
Monthly Marketing Update
- December 2020

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Each year I focus on being Thankful for the “things that happen for us, not to us”. Although 2020 is the year that keeps on giving... I am so grateful for the increased time it has given my family to spend with each other. I am thankful for the innovative ways my team has adjusted to serve our sponsors and connect with hospitals more. And I am thankful for the hundreds of senior providers that my career allows me to engage within our community every day.

In the month of December, we are starting a new Zoom call to increase collaboration between providers and the Hospital Case Management departments. We had been doing this for one hospital system over the past year; and after seeing the reduction in readmissions and better outcomes, we have expanded it. The agenda is set by hospital staff, and our team merely moderates the call. This page has more details and the call link is listed below under marketing events-

By now hopefully, you have included Retirement Connection and/or in your 2021 budget. We are one of the best ways to reach seniors, their families, and your referral sources with digital, print, social media, and networking all pulled together. Let me know if you need any additional information or ad rates, our team wants to work more with you next year.

The Portland/Vancouver edition goes to the printer next week. I am thrilled to see so many new Housing and HomeCare providers joining us. With so many limitations on our networking and marketing abilities during COVID, you are able increase your brand awareness more than ever before.


Network Meetings - Portland


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
Metropolitan Senior Network
Online Meeting
Topic: MSN Awards Breakfast Topic: Taking Back the Wheel: Creating a Fulfilling Journey
Join Zoom Meeting-



DEC 15
10 AM
Transitions of Care Monthly Meeting Portland/Vancouver
Online Meeting
Add this link to your calendar or share with others–

This will be the FIRST meeting in this area, we are expecting case managers from Legacy Medical Centers, Providence, and Peace Health. The goal of this meeting is to improve communication between case management and community providers, especially related to readmissions and start of care following a hospital visit.


Network Meetings - Vancouver


DEC 18
9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Clark)
Online Meeting
Topic: It’s Your meeting- what do you wish?
Speaker: Retirement Connection and YOU
Join us on Zoom-


Upcoming Hospital Resource Lunches


12 PM
PeaceHealth Resource Lunch
Virtual - Microsoft Teams



12 PM
PeaceHealth Resource Lunch
Virtual - Microsoft Teams



FEB 10
12 PM
Legacy Emanuel Resource Lunch
Virtual - Microsoft Teams



FEB 17
12 PM
PeaceHealth Resource Lunch
Virtual - Microsoft Teams


Marketing Update


The Ethics of Self Care Virtual CEU Event



6 PM
Light Up A Life – Virtual Memorial Service


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.

Courtney Gates is now
VP of Marketing & Sales,
Elite Care

Greg Bittke is now Community Relations Director, The Forum at Town Center


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

“Do not judge others by your own standards, for everyone is making their way home, the way they know best.”
- Leon Brown

I have a secret… this Thanksgiving I went to Hawaii with my family for vacation. I was afraid to post a single photo on social media because of the judgement of others for traveling during COVID. We did everything possible to be safe for ourselves and others. Quarantined, tested before leaving, direct flights, masks and face shields, testing after arrival, all activities were outdoors with my family only, testing upon return, and quarantine now. For those that sit in judgement…I get it; my family is managing stage 4 cancer and have rescheduled this trip 3 times since diagnosis due to the pandemic. Remember when judging others… we never know the choices another person is making and what they are weighing.

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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