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Greater Portland/Vancouver
Monthly Marketing Update
- October 2019

So I am starting my day with a box of Kleenex in anticipation for the moments when I realize Barret has moved to Los Angeles, and no longer part of our work family. We have put hiring a new person "on hold" for the immediate time being- as to ensure we don't continue an unfair comparison of personalities. BUT as I stare at this box, I remember how I felt  when I was going through the interview process with him two years ago (and I was NOT excited then either). Honestly, I hate hiring, but I love the way our team engulfs new members to indoctrinates them into our culture… so I am going to remain optimistic. On that note, our team has been working for several months on our "Creed" and we are very proud of what we have created, so I wanted to share it with you. Our Creed is how we live out our values and mission. I feel the best way to make sure you live up to something is to put it in writing and share it with others. Our "Creed" is now posted near the bottom of our About Us page of the website. I welcome your feedback.

As long as I am oversharing, here is more… Tomorrow will be my husband’s final chemo therapy treatment. YAY. He remains tough as nails through this and we cannot wait to celebrate at our November 8th- Sponsor Appreciation event.

Last but not least- please make sure Retirement Connection is part of your 2020 marketing budget and plans!


Network Meetings - Portland


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network
3609 Main Street, Vancouver, 98663
Topic: Upping Our Game & Meeting Their Needs: Becoming the Dementia Care Providers Our Community Needs



3 PM
East County Marketing Exchange
Cherry Park Plaza
1323 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, 97060



OCT 15
3 PM
Westside Referral Network (WRN)
Fieldstone Cornell Landing
9860 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, 97229



OCT 17
3 PM
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
River Terrace Memory Care
950 South End Road. Oregon City, 97045



OCT 28
3 PM
SPIN – Portland
Mt Hood Adult Day Center
376 NE 219th Ave, Gresham, 97030


Network Meetings - Vancouver


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network
3609 Main Street, Vancouver, 98663
Topic: Upping Our Game & Meeting Their Needs: Becoming the Dementia Care Providers Our Community Needs



3:30 PM
SSN Clark Happy Hour
Vancouver Orchards (Cogir)
10011 NE 118th Ave, Vancouver, 98682
Topic: Holiday event planning and holiday stress



OCT 18
9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Clark)
Peace Health Medical Center – Health Education Center
400 NE Mother Joseph Pl – Vancouver WA
(92nd & Mill Plain Ave)
Topic: Speed Networking


Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


Registration is now open for Retirement Connection Sponsors.

OCT 30
11:30 AM
PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center Resource Fair
PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center
400 NE Mother Joseph Pl, Vancouver, 98664


Marketing and Development


11 AM
Grand Opening Celebration at The Ackerly at Sherwood
The Ackerly at Sherwood
16872 SW Edy Road, Sherwood, 97140



OCT 25
8:30 AM
2019 OGA Annual Conference
Keizer Community Center
930 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, 97303



6 PM
Save The Date!
Speakeasy Party- Retirement Connection’s Sponsor Appreciation & 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
The Keep PDX
615 SE Alder St #B, Portland, 97214


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.

Bob Robuck, MS Gerontologist is now Regional Account Manager,
1st CHOICE Advisory Services

Shari Levelle is now Housing & Care Advisor,
1st CHOICE Advisory Services

Melissa Leder is now Community Relations Director,
Pacifica Senior Living at Calaroga Terrace


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

"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group - that's teamwork. " – John Wooden

As our team make up changes with those that move on and new hires- this quote resonates with me. It is always more important (and often more challenging) to find a person that elevates the entire team more than an individual.

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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