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Monthly Marketing Update
- May 2020

These are crazy times. Although it can be easy to get caught up in the uncertainty of the moment, I have been impressed by the innovation and kindness around me and am thankful for all of our front line workers that continue to care for our seniors, staff the grocery store, deliver mail, and work to support the rest of us. Instead of feeling insignificant for my limited contribution, I have decided to relish in my little successes. I feel a bit more like I matter and have a purpose when I answer the phone and talk to a lonely senior;  join a virtual networking meeting to connect with other providers, or finish a home project I had put off.  Magic moments are not made by big things, but more by the sum of little things coming together. The little things matter now more than ever.

We are continuing to develop and in the past month more than 200 providers have logged on to claim their listing and start reporting their availability. This site is free for all housing to report what is available, and next month we will be launching an update that will also include home health, home care, and hospice. I am thankful for the case managers at local hospitals that have personally encouraged providers to log on and use the site more. During this pandemic, we were able to adapt quickly and show if a community was not accepting residents due to CoronaVirus. The site has helped expedite discharges from hospitals and skilled nursing to other care levels. It also helped our staff connect families with communities that were still taking new residents.

The new edition of the guide has been out for a month now. Although we are unable to distribute the guides at libraries and senior centers at the moment; we have had an increased demand from clinics and hospitals sharing the print guide with their patients. We have also received many requests to mail guides to families, free of charge.  Every year we do an early bird discount for the next year and sponsors are able to save 10%, and honestly this year I did not expect many early renewals. Gratefully- I was wrong. A few new sponsors already reserved ad space for next year, and I am overwhelmed they trust us with their marketing dollars. We will be reaching out to our existing sponsors this week and I am excited to work with such an amazing group of people for another year. We have delayed the Release Party until June 10th, but with the extension of Stay at Home order- we are unsure if the event will be possible, but will keep you updated (fingers crossed because I really miss seeing everyone).

On Friday at 8:30am we are having our first ever- ALL MARKET Virtual Sponsor Breakfast. More details are below, but we expect more than 100 sponsors to join the call and we have some important updates to share. Please make time to join us.


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.

3 PM
Aging and LTC Providers Network
Online Meeting
Topic: Covid-19 Getting Back to ‘Normal
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MAY 14
3 PM
Health Care Providers Council
Online Meeting
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MAY 19
9 AM
Senior Care Coalition Meeting
Online Meeting
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MAY 20
8 AM
South End Coalition
Online Meeting



MAY 21
4 PM
Millennial Provider’s Network
Online Meeting
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MAY 22
9 AM
NW LGBT Senior Care Providers Network Meeting
Online Meeting


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



8:30 AM
Virtual Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast
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– Retirement Connection updates on priorities and tasks (date changes for events)
– How have we communicated with online meetings and calendar posts
– Visits and feedback from a few case managers and how their jobs have shifted
– Resources created to support hospitals
– website needs and updates for sponsors (what and why)
– Delivery / mailing of the guides and changes
– Quick updates from sponsors
– Using the chat box for introductions



May 21
10:30 AM
Boomer Plus Meeting – Bellevue (Online Only)
Online Webinar



May 28
2 PM
Boomer Plus – West Seattle (Online Only)
Online Webinar


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


“Find out who you are and do it on purpose. ” – Dolly Parton

During the Stay at Home order many of us have had time to reflect (maybe more than some of us would prefer). Take some time this week to think about who you are, the person you want to be, and decide how to be the best version of that. To be successful you need to be true to yourself first.  

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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