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Monthly Marketing Update
- May 2021

What was the best part of your week? Seriously- Tell me!!!! I want some happy news because this pandemic makes everyday feel like the movie “Ground Hog Day”. Last week, the team and I had left the office for a busy three day work retreat. We shared personal struggles; celebrated successes; planned for the next year; and just supported each other. The best part of my week was playing kick ball with my work family (and it was NOT because of our athletic prowess- Becky actually fell down running to 3rd base- FOR NO REASON).

After more than a year of COVID, many of us are experiencing some state of burnout. Erin and I are coordinating a great speaker for our meetings on “Compassion Fatigue” to help us all navigate better. I know you must be sick and tired of the ZOOM interactions, but we do value the opportunity to see your face and hear your voice. I hope you can join us for at least one of the Senior Service Network meetings, or the Transitions of Care call with the case managers. If you are not getting these e-mail reminders please let me know, and also check your junk/spam folders. We will be discussing how to report on if a housing facility requires vaccinations. Please join these calls!


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: Improve Your Productivity and Time Management
Speaker: Adi Klevit
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MAY 11
3 PM
East County Marketing Exchange
Topic: “Saving your [online] life: Practical Digital Estate Planning Tips”
Speaker: Erin McCune
Online Meeting
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MAY 19
2 PM
Transitions of Care Monthly Meeting
This meeting includes case managers from several local hospitals
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MAY 24
3 PM
SPIN – Portland
Online Meeting
Topic: Emergency Broadband Benefit
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Network Meetings - Vancouver


MAY 21
9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Clark)
Online Meeting
Topic: Caregiver Recruitment and Retention in a Changing Employment Climate
Speaker: Damian Bugg
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Marketing Update


MAY 20
9 AM
OHCA/MSN Marketing Symposium
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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.

Sophie McDuffey is now Community Relations Director,
Farmington Square Beaverton

Sherie Storr is now Director of Community Relations,
MorningStar of Hillsboro


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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:

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Nuggets of Knowledge

“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." - Mark Twain

Sometimes it is easier to share a lot of words quickly, rather than to say something briefly but to the point with more meaning. Brevity forces us to cut ambiguity and conditional language. A concise message has both value and challenges.

Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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