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Greater Portland/Vancouver
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 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.

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.


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: Have your elevator pitch ready!
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3 PM
East County Marketing Exchange
Online Zoom Meeting-



3 PM
Westside Referral Network
In-Persons Meeting
The Ackerly at Timberland
Outside area
11795 NW Cedar Falls Dr, Portland, 97229



3 PM
SPIN – Portland
Online Meeting
Topic: Oral hygiene care for the geriatric population
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Network Meetings - Vancouver


9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Clark)
Location: Keller Williams
Address: 2211 E Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, 98661


Marketing Update


11 AM
Transitions of Care Monthly 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:

Care Management and Emergency Response Systems


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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