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Monthly Marketing Update
- April 2020

Thank you for all you are doing to serve our seniors and help protect them as much as possible. I am hearing from so many that it has been a struggle to work differently and with less connection; and many people are seeing the economic impact of this pandemic. But I also am hearing about the kindness, sharing, communication, and selflessness in our community. I am trying (key word- "trying") to focus more on the kindness side of things and some days are easier than others.

A bit of an update on business...

Our newest edition of The Retirement Connection Guide of Puget Sound is printed and copies are now available! Typically, we would be gearing up to personally deliver our newest guides to each of our sponsors, home care agencies, housing communities, hospitals, physician clinics, Areas Agency on Aging, and other community resources around the Puget Sound area.

Now more than ever, our community needs to have resources and information on housing, care and support, and together we can help with that! In addition to the numerous resources on our website, we set up a new Coronavirus resource page, and we are happy to add any valuable content that helps and is not promotional.

Please take 2 minutes to tell me if you prefer mailing or drop off of your copies of the new guide.  

You may also reach Tabitha by calling 253-642-6682. I apologize, I noticed we sent the wrong phone number on our last email regarding deliveries.

We have also postponed the Annual Release Party and are trying to be optimistic that we can celebrate in June (fingers crossed). By then we will all be super excited to see each other!


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 16
3 PM
Online Meeting!
Millennial Happy Hour
Speaker: Amy Schmidt, Retirement Connection
Topic: Adapt, Adjust & find a new normal
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Upcoming Case Manager Fairs

Registration is open to 2020 Retirement Connection Sponsors only at this time. Non-sponsors may register three weeks prior to the event depending on space.


Virginia Mason Medical Center Resource Fair
Virginia Mason Medical Center
1100 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101



JUL 30
11:30 AM
Valley Medical Center Resource Fair
Valley Medical Center
400 South 43rd St, Renton, 98055



OCT 21
12 PM
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Resource and Education Vendor Fair
Providence Regional Medical Center
1700 13th St, Everett, 98201


Marketing and Development


2 PM
Boomer Plus Meeting – Northgate (Online Only)
Online Webinar



9 AM
How to Use Zoom
Online Webinar



2 PM
Actions Home Health Clinicians Can Take to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Online Webinar



APR 16
10:30 AM
Boomer Plus Meeting – Bellevue (Online Only)
Online Webinar



APR 20
9 AM
Excel Pivot Tables and Dashboards
Online Webinar



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How to explain social distancing to those with Alzheimer's



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Senior LonelinessLine
If you or a loved one are experiencing
loneliness or isolation, please call


We know that you are managing a great deal right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team is here to help.


Here are a few ways…

1)    Corona Virus resource web page: We have set up a webpage at to offer updates on Skilled Nursing and housing closures, community resources, and other updates. Please send me any relevant updates you feel should be included.

2)    Events Calendar: We are updating our events calendar many times each day on We are including the originally planned date, shown as CANCELLED and then also adding the new date to help communicate as many updates as possible.

3)    Care Availability: We have expedited the use of a new resource we have been beta testing. www.CareAvailability.comis a free resource for hospitals, providers and families to search availability without needing to submit person details, and it is free for providers to report the housing and skilled availability. We have added the ability for communities to mark "not accepting residents due to coronavirus, and also the ability to mark if they are accepting Respite stays at this time.

4) Job Postings: We have expanded our Jobs Board to offer more position postings than typical including hourly staff and job resource link.


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


"Loneliness is not a lack of company, loneliness is a lack of purpose. " – Guillermo Maldonado

I often feel that I am best when helping others make connections, and being a resource. Lately with the Stay at Home order, I am struggling to feel the same sense of purpose. It has made me look at how I identify my role. I am needing to shift gears and see what is possible online and with virtual opportunities. As my team has moved to working remotely, we are all feeling the effects a bit differently. I may be the most extroverted member of our team and I have had to ask for and accept their emotional support at this time.  

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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