• Phillip G. Trigg, President | Veterans’ Transition Forum
    202 Church St. NE, Suite 100, Leesburg, VA 20175
    Veterans Transition Forum is a registered 501(c)3 non- profit, #45-5138922
    Office & Fax 888-729-5557 | Cell 703-403-6288 | ptrigg@vet-forum.org

Retirement & Living Well

Veterans' Transition Forum

Retirement – This is intended to be an excellent time of life after serving, but can also be a confusing, bureaucratic experience. Just like we evaluate employment options and categories, we also sift through the vast information network available to veteran retirees and present it in an easy-to-access format. We take much of the need for separate Internet searches to find out the more routine, but critical information on retirement requirements and timelines for application of specific earned benefits.

We are not case-workers or veteran benefit specialists, but we show vets the way to connect and follow-through on critical, timely information pertinent to their circumstances. The latest news regarding evolving aspects of retirement most important to veterans, financial data and benefits reside online in a continually developing retirement support center website to provide valuable services and products to retirees. These come from a wide array of categories ranging from insurance options to opportunities for travel and vacations and everything in between. The nation is working diligently to provide exceptional services and events for veterans, but we perform the hunter/gatherer effort for the veteran and their family. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find it and add it to the site!

Many veterans see retirement as a time to support their younger, fellow veterans and we provide direction on part-time professional opportunities and information on volunteer programs throughout the nation working with other veterans. This abundance of experience and Mentor support creates a new community for transitioning veterans and the breadth of experience from having served alongside and in prior conflicts creates a nationwide network of friends and informal mentors.

Living Well – One of our primary goals is to provide resources for veterans that address the critical need for better personal health and wellness. Many veterans continue to adjust to civilian life over longer periods of time and the latest and longest wars have created a population that has divergent needs. There is a strong link between positive mental health and maintaining a job, or enjoying retirement. If families are educated on both the visible and invisible effects of combat, deployment, and reintegration to the community, it helps the families to stay vigilant and cohesive.

We guide our users to the latest information on support programs provided by the VA, states, and local organizations to provide counseling assistance both personally, medically, and professionally. We provide information on available peer and military athletic/outdoor/recreation activities, since peers provide a valuable safety net of those who understand the challenges of transition.

Living well includes understanding good nutrition and fitness programs, and a growing list of relaxation techniques and information on private or state-sponsored programs that receive little or no marketing support. Our veterans simply don’t know that many of these programs exist! We are here to help with practical direction and personalized support to address specific needs with the best resources currently available.

Our goal is to provide a resource foundation of physical and emotional well-being organizations or activities to permit the best possible employment or retirement option – and rarely will two transitioning veterans need the same combinations. This capability to provide a tailored online and offline experience is important for veterans, their families, and our communities. Please help us to help each family that seeks our help by donating today.

You know the saying: We are the Home of the Free – Because of the Brave! The freedoms we enjoy in America have never been free, but come with a price. Our veterans deserve a comprehensive support system that will assist them with their transition to civilian life. Please help us to help our veterans as they served us!

Phillip G. Trigg, President | Veterans’ Transition Forum
202 Church St. NE, Suite 100, Leesburg, VA 20175
Veterans Transition Forum is a registered 501(c)3 non- profit, #45-5138922
Office & Fax 888-729-5557 | Cell 703-403-6288 | ptrigg@vet-forum.org

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