Surviving Spouse Corner: Help Us Help You

Surviving Spouse Corner: Help Us Help You
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The Surviving Spouse Advisory Council (SSAC) just wrapped up a busy month. Members of the SSAC joined hundreds of MOAA council and chapter presidents and board and staff members for the Advocacy in Action event to support MOAA’s advocacy initiatives. The SSAC also participated in the Surviving Spouse Virtual Chapter meeting, the council and chapter Virtual Leaders' Regional Workshop, and the Florida Council of Chapters annual convention. These activities help the SSAC achieve its mission to encourage, engage, and educate.


To further ensure the council fulfills its mission, we want to hear from you. Tell us what issues are important to you as you navigate life without your loved one. We have several avenues you can use to express your opinions, ask questions, learn about resources, and receive support from fellow surviving spouses. From The MOAA Newsletter, Military Officer magazine, and to the MOAA Surviving Spouses and Friends Facebook group and the Surviving Spouse Virtual Chapter we are here for you.


Would you like to connect with others who have similar interests, like gardening, genealogy, cooking, or travel? Would you like to participate in one of the MOAA-sponsored cruises but need a travel companion? Are you interested in attending a MOAA-sponsored social gathering near your home but are unsure about taking that first step?


Connect with the SSAC and let us know what is important to you. Send emails to


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About the Author

Lt. Col. Suzanne Walker, USA (Ret)
Lt. Col. Suzanne Walker, USA (Ret)

Walker joined the MOAA staff in 2004 as the executive assistant to the president and the association's meeting and conference director. Among her current duties, she serves as staff adviser to MOAA's Surviving Spouse Advisory Council.