Female vets to meet at Bradenton retreat center

HERALD STAFF REPORTMay 3, 2014 

BRADENTON -- The Christian Retreat Conference Center in Bradenton will hold "Change -- You Can," the first female military veterans retreat in this area, according to the Sarasota County Veteran's Commission and Professionals Assisting Military, Family & Friends.

The retreat Sept. 16-19 will include four days and three nights of free lodging and meals for each woman warrior.

Any female veteran having difficulty transitioning back into her community or who feels the need for group support and connection with other female veterans should attend.

Topics for discussion include: balancing life with boundaries, maintaining healthy relationships, ways to manage anger, continuing your education, time to find a job, shutting down and shutting out, healthy parenting skills, the power of healing, and how does TBI, PTS, & MST affect our lives.

All group discussions will be held in a confidential and safe setting. After the retreat, PAMFF's licensed female clinicians will continue to offer FREE, ongoing counseling

The PAMFF female veteran support group is held from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Goodwill Store, 5150 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. All female veterans and/or female military spouses are invited to attend this group. Feel free to bring your own lunch and beverage to this group.

Go to pamff.org to fill out a retreat application for consideration to attend this special event. Space is limited.

Information: 941-266-2769 or 941441-8894, or email femaleveteransunite@gmail.com.

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