Challenges for veterans
Sunshine Coast expo to provide support for our heroes
WITH serving your country in the armed forces, there comes an inherent sense of purpose and structure.
But for thousands of Australian men and women, it is apparent that one of the most challenging battles comes in adapting to everyday civilian life after completing their service.
RSL Sunshine Coast district president Tony Ferris said the strong sense of isolation often experienced by returned service men and women was concerning, and had prompted RSL Sunshine Coast and Regional District Branch to host the Veteran, Families and Community Expo on Sunday, July 23 at the Lake Kawana Community Centre.
“For many who leave the armed forces there is an overwhelming feeling that their loved ones and those around them will never really understand the world they have come from which, in many cases, is true,” Mr Ferris said.
The event will provide information on everything from services such as assistance dogs and transport options to community activities.
The free expo will take place from 10am–4pm on Sunday and will include a sausage sizzle, coffee cart and activities for children.
To find out more visit www.rslsunshine coast.org/ rsl-events.
COMMUNITY EXPO: Coast and Regional District RSL president Tony Ferris invites you to show support.