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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.


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.

8 AM
Aging and LTC Providers Network
Online Meeting
Join the meeting online:
Join the meeting by phone: 253-215-8782 or 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247
Webinar ID: 948 7683 2066
Press *9 to ask a question over the phone



9:30 AM
Transitions of Care Monthly Meeting Puget Sound
Online Meeting
Add this link to your calendar or share with others–

This will be the FIRST meeting in this area, we are expecting 9 case managers from Valley Medical, Swedish Medical Centers, CHI Franciscan hospitals and Multicare. 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.

RSVP requested to help us plan the agenda and send you meeting links, should anything change.



DEC 10
8 AM
Health Care Providers Council
Holiday Party via Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 868 7414 0912
Passcode: HCPC



DEC 15
9 AM
Senior Care Coalition Meeting
Online Meeting
Join meeting online-
Meeting ID: 958 9602 2977
Passcode: 327664



DEC 16
9 AM
South End Coalition Meeting
SE Holiday Bash on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting-
Meeting ID: 941 9084 7619
Passcode: 632472


Upcoming Case Manager Fairs


All 2020 CEU events have been postponed until 2021. Please check our CEU Page for updates.


Marketing Update


12 PM
Free Shred Event & Holiday Food Drive
Harbor Place at Cottesmore
1016 29th St NW, Gig Harbor, 98335


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:

Attorneys & Elder Law and Estate Planning


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. For our family, the trip was worth every moment & memory!

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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