All Coronado military spouses are invited to attend the next military spouse gathering offered by the Military Family Life Counselors. The motto is “Meeting together to support our families and ourselves.”
The informal get-togethers, which have been taking place once a month since October of 2014, offer an opportunity for local military spouses to meet others with similar experiences. Meetings are lead by the local Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) and are open to any military spouse in Coronado. Discussions focus on areas of interest and concern for those in attendance. Each meeting begins with a presentation offered by the MFLC, but the conversation is often influenced by the needs of the group.
Past topics have included communication, signs of stress and how to handle it, resiliency and change. The topic for the March meeting is anger and children. According to attendee and mother of four, Lisa Alexander, the events are “very casual and a nice format where we can address the topic as well as any other issues brought up by military spouses. Often the topic creates a bigger discussion with advice from others. I have seen young spouses walk away with good information and contact info for support and social groups.” Lisa added that she learns something new at every meeting.
The scheduled meeting time is 8:30-9:30 a.m. The March meeting will be held at Village Elementary, while the final meeting of the school year (in April) will be held at Coronado Middle School. Groups are usually small, with an average attendance of 5-10 people.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with Naval Base Coronado School Liaison Officer Amiee Gillig at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-767-1789.
The March 11 meeting will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Village Elementary School located on 6th Street in Coronado.
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