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Monthly Marketing Update
- April 2021

It is hard to believe that it has been a full year that we have navigated this pandemic. We have all learned how to provide our services in new ways and remain vital during the pandemic. We have all shifted our marketing budgets, made choices, and learned to work differently. Thank you so very much to every sponsor of Retirement Connection, we are extremely proud to have grown a bit over the past year. The newest edition prepped for printing, and will hit the streets May 1st.  We would not be able to provide a comprehensive resource to the community; or post events, news, and articles online; or report real-time availability without your support. Our work is made possible because of our sponsors/advertisers. Please return the favor, by referring to their services whenever possible. Thank you to our sponsors that have already reserved space for 2022 and took advantage of the early bird discount. It means a great deal that half our sponsors already committed to working with us next year.

Save the Date- June 17th: We are hoping to still host our annual Release Party (AKA- the networking event of the year). We are moving the event to the back patio at RoxyAnn Winery and delaying until June 17th to allow more time for vaccinations and the best possible attendance.

Last reminder- We have been holding monthly Transitions in Care zoom calls with hospital case management. We would love to see an increase in participation on these calls (the next one is tomorrow). Please encourage your referral sources in housing and homecare and hospice to join. This monthly zoom meeting is a great way to facilitate smoother transitions to/from the hospital and to other levels of care in our community. In the meantime, encourage housing communities to use this form when a resident is sent to the hospital. It would greatly improve communication upon admit to discharge.


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.

APR 13
10 AM
Transitions of Care Monthly Meeting Southern Oregon
Online Meeting
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.
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APR 15
9 AM
Southern Oregon Networking And Resource (S.O.N.A.R.)
Topic: Fraud Awareness and Being Alert to Financial Fraud
Speaker: Kelley Witters, Financial Advisor Edward Jones
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APR 22
9:30 AM
Douglas County Senior Resource Coalition
Topic: Introduction to
Speaker: Amy Schmidt, Retirement Connection & Care Availability
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Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


All CEU Events have been postponed. Please check our CEU Page for updates.


Marketing Update


MAY 20
9 AM
OHCA Marketing Symposium
Online Meeting
SONAR attendees can receive a 10% discount,
email Melodie King



JUN 17
Southern Oregon Retirement Connection Release Party
RoxyAnn Winery
3283 Hillcrest Rd, Medford, 97504


Care Availability

Comparing March vs February analytics

-Users- 32% increase from 3,515 users to 4,638 users
-New users- 32% increase from 3,101 new users to 4,089
(That's 4,089 NEW visitors on the site looking for services in March!)
-Profile visits- 473 Profiles visited
-Contact forms submitted- 57% increase in contact forms submitted


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:

Real Estate and Vision Resources & Services


Nuggets of Knowledge


"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

When I read this quote, I think about “Mushrooms”. You know where mushrooms grow, right? Sometimes we need to grow through a layer of CRAP before we really get to see the light of day. I am optimistic that everyday can be better if I chose to focus on the sunshine of helpers and opportunity to grow, not just the crap that surrounds us. I just need to look a little harder sometimes.

Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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