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Topic: “Retirement and Aging”

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Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with retirement and aging and what they did to cope with these life changes.

Turning Grief Into Giving Back

As a U.S. Army Veteran, the wife of an Army Veteran, and the mother of a fallen Soldier, Lauri has experienced military life in a way that few others have. Now, she works directly with Veterans and their families as a county Veteran Service Officer, and her life experience earns her clients’ trust right away.

August 05, 2021 | 3-minute read

Transitioning From Service, Retirement and Aging, Family and Relationships

Retirement Readiness

Retirement can bring unexpected emotional pitfalls. Learn what to look out for from other Veterans who have been there before and find advice to enjoy the retirement you’ve earned.

March 09, 2021 | 6-minute read

Retirement and Aging, Transitioning From Service, Depression

It’s Never Too Late To Find Support

“The Moment When,” Make the Connection’s latest public service announcement, encourages Vietnam Veterans to reach out for resources to help manage mental health challenges and reconnect with their families.

August 19, 2019 | 2-minute read

Family and Relationships, Retirement and Aging

What to Do After the Military?

What’s the next step after the military? How do skills from your service translate to qualifications for a new career or a civilian or government job? Here are a few tips.

July 13, 2017 | 4-minute read

Transitioning From Service, Retirement and Aging