Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat Offers a Community of Learning and Support

PHOENIX (October 9, 2023) — Taking charge of one’s health and well-being to finding meaningful work, achieving financial security, and navigating life challenges were feature topics at this year’s PVA Women Veterans Empowerment Retreat in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 30 – Oct. 3.

The event, organized and hosted by Paralyzed Veterans of America, focused on the holistic well-being of women Veterans with spinal cord injuries or other diseases like MS and ALS. PVA, a nonprofit Veterans Service Organization (VSO), provided the opportunity for women Veterans to connect, share experiences and form friendships.

According to PVA, the goal for the retreat was “for paralyzed women Veterans to leave the event not only with new friendships and bonds, but also information and tools they need to be leaders at home, at work, in their community, and throughout their life.”

Tammy Jones, PVA Vice President and Co-Chair, Anita Bloom Committee, said, “The Women Veteran’s Empowerment Retreat is an opportunity to touch base and identify needs, find solutions and share them with one another. Together we are powerful.”

Donna Hoffmeier, TriWest Healthcare Alliance (TriWest) Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications and Advocacy attended the gathering to support the participants and provide event logistics. TriWest, as a company committed to serving Veterans and supporting VSOs, was an event sponsor.

“Supporting this event – one that clearly enables women Veterans to stand up for themselves and be seen and heard – aligns with TriWest’s commitment to support the populations we serve,” Hoffmeier explained.

Read the Healthy Homefront® feature “Empowering Paralyzed Women Veterans through a Community of Learning and Support” for more information.