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Mid-Willamette Valley
Monthly Marketing Update
- August 2017

THIS MONTH IS DIFFERENT- I really try to keep the newsletter broad and not too personal- but this month, I can’t... This is a large and heavy month for me personally - my mom, who I have worked with will be moving out of state; my best friend and team member, Krista, continues with chemo and remains on medical leave; and my long time team member and my rock, Meghan, who has worked with me for 7 years, is moving to Boise. I am stretched, anxious, sad, scared, and lots of other words that I am not ready to say out loud. BUT … I am also prepared, happy, proud, confident, and inspired. My mom is excited about her next step; Krista is fighting cancer and is giving it her all, and Meghan remains on our team, but with a few minor adjustments. It is odd when you break it down- we can manage (but differently). In the senior industry, every day is different, no matter how well we plan or how well the families we serve may adjust. I guess this experience has framed and prepared me for today. 

Now professionally- We are in the final weeks before we go to the printer at the end of the month. If you have not reserved your ad space- now is the time. All of the housing and homecare community listings have been emailed for updates and we will begin calls this week to those not yet replied. We also completed our team retreat where we reviewed feedback from our sponsor survey, discussed our personal strengths and areas for improvement, and set future company goals. After all the above, I am thankful for sponsors who allow us to serve, even if they can’t always quantify the value we bring. I'm thankful to work with people who care, for those that share our guide with seniors, and for the thankful for the community partners that push us to thrive and look at new opportunities. 

I encourage you to get to know our team and to truly let us know you- this is where the magic happens! Retirement Connection is more than “marketing" - it is about building a network and connections! 

Two big opportunities to connect:
1)  September 8, 3pm 
KEEP ON TRUCKING “Summer End Celebration”
Center 50+ | 2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, 97301
Register Online | Space is limited to the first 35

2) September 13, 8:30am   
Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (Souther Classroom)
9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225


Network Meetings - Salem/ Albany/ Corvallis


AUG 23
9 AM
Senior Service Network Salem (SSN-Salem)
Location: Salem Hospital
Address: 890 Oak Street SE, Salem, 97301- Bldg. D
Meeting Room: Creekside Dining Overflow- first floor
Topic: Time Management vs. Priority Management


SEP 20
9 AM
Save the date!
Senior Network


SEP 21
9 AM
Save the date!
Yamhill County Network


Marketing and Development


AUG 10
3 PM
Linn-Benton Senior Resource Network (LBSRN)
Regency Albany
805 SE 19th Ave, Albany, 97322


AUG 12
11:30 AM
Annual Hawaiian Luau
Farmington Square Salem
960 Boone Rd SEm Salem, 97306


AUG 13
10 AM
Alzheimer’s Ride To Remember Poker Run
Salem Harley
3601 Silverton Rd NE, Salem, 97305


3 PM
Save the Date!”
KEEP ON TRUCKING “Summer End Celebration”
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, 97301
Register Online | Space is limited to the first 35


SEP 13
8:30 AM
Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (Souther Classroom)
9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225


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 Health Clinics


Nuggets of Knowledge

“Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed, and rearranged to relocate us to the place we're meant to be.” ~ Unknown Author

Good things don’t just happen, neither do bad things- but "THINGS HAPPEN". It is up to us to decide and find the good and move on and thrive, or find the bad and flounder. You get to decide.

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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