Family Life Action Group

Board Champion: Ron Stark
Champion: All Flag Members

Statement of Purpose: FLAG’s purpose is to strengthen and build connection between San Diego County communities and veteran families.

Flag Forum Conference Call 0900-1000 every other Monday – Next conference call on February 13th and 27th, 2017 at 0900, 605-475-3220 Code 730850#. 

For details contact: ronald.stark@att.net

Proposed Goal One:
Develop a family “buddy system” where neighborhoods commit engage their veteran families and assimilate them into the fabric of their community, similar to family the military family support network that facilitate families connecting quickly after relocation.
Metrics: TBD

Proposed Goal Two:
Connect veteran families to community events through a countywide activities/events calendar designed to foster veteran families connecting to their community.
Metrics: TBD

Proposed Goal Three:
Organize community events that provide opportunity for natural relationship building between veteran families and community organizations.
Metrics: TBD

An Advance Healthcare Directive can reduce your family’s stress.  Why plan ahead?

  • Allows a person to make choices as to what they want or don’t want both at end of life or if incapacitated
  • Avoids confusion and disagreement for family members and loved ones
  • Can prevent unnecessary suffering

How can I plan ahead?

Questions you will want to think about:

  • What are the differences between a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and a Living Will?
  • Where does a Veteran get an Advanced Directive?
  • Who completes the Advanced Directive?
  • When is the Advanced Directive effective?

Resources

Resource Links to Visit & Refer to

Life after  the Uniform: The Resilient Spouse – Call (866) 923-6478 or email FFSCWorkshops@mwrsw.com

Caregiver’s Handbook – Call HHSA AIS (800) 510-2020 or visit www.caregivercoalitionsd.org

TGPS Standalone Training virtual curriculum: http://jko.jten.mil/courses/tap/TGPS%20Standalone%20Training/start.html

TGPS Standalone Training virtual curriculum: http://jko.jten.mil/courses/tap/TGPS%20Standalone%20Training/start.html

Ten Truths About Military Transition

http://www.spousebuzz.com/blog/2014/01/10-truths-about-military-transition.html

5 Tips to Help Your Service Member Transition Out

http://m.military.com/spouse/military-life/5-tips-to-help-your-service-member-transition-out.html

Thinking about life after the military? Whether transitioning tomorrow or 5 years from now it’s never too early to start planning. This 1 day workshop is designed to make the transition to civilian life easier for the whole family. Receive one-on-one advice from the experts and peer support from spouses who have already transitioned out. Topics include: VA Benefits, Healthcare, Relocation, Employment, Education, Finances and more! See attached flyer for more details.  Military Transition: The Spouse Edition