Veterans: Explore Programs Offered at our Beautiful Veterans’ Retreat in Central Maine
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The Family Program is for the recalibrated veteran, spouse, and children, or a guest. The schedule is packed with adapted sports and activities to meet the needs of all. However, participation is not required; families are welcome to use the time to rest and relax. Family programming is offered year-round, including kayaking, zoo visits, wheelchair basketball, archery, dog sledding, ice fishing, snow shoeing and more.
Progressive & Alternative Training for Helping Heroes is funded by a grant from the Avalon Action Alliance to teach combat veterans and first responders how to “struggle well” and achieve post-traumatic growth. This program is offered monthly, the first 7 days are held at the Retreat; the remaining 3 months are delivered virtually with check ins.
TMF provides programming designed specifically for caregivers of recalibrated veterans to encourage self-care, rest, relaxation and bonding with others in relatable situations. These include spouses, partners, parents and even siblings.
The Recalibrate Program – new in 2022 – capitalizes on a participant’s motivation after attending the Retreat by providing financial assistance, goal setting, and long-term follow up. This program has provided everything from helping to pave a driveway, provide in-home cleaning services, a computer to help with a home business, an electric bike to help a veteran stay healthy by safely riding to work, and helped with moving expenses for someone that needed a healthier environment.
n our Ambassador program, recalibrated veterans who have attended a program at our Retreat are selected and trained to represent TMF at various events across the country. It is a way for our participants to continue to be more involved with the organization, give back, and share their story of the impact TMF has had on them. In 2022, we welcomed our third class of ambassadors.
Virtual programming was developed in response to the pandemic. This type of programming continues because we recognized that interacting with others without the hassle of travel and missing activities, school and work is better for some families. We send families boxes of supplies and then they spend part of their weekend with us virtually, using those supplies for various activities from arts and crafts to yoga or a cooking class.