Category Archives: aging parents

The Kindness of Boomers and Millennials

Follow the urge to make an impact and experience the fringe benefits. If retirement is on your mind, LEARN MORE HERE about the joys and the challenges. Join us February 16-18 when, along with 11 other experts, we’ll be presenting a Free Virtual Symposium. A friendly encounter or gentle conversation has the power to set the tone for your whole day. And your attitude can be a catalyst to an act of Generativity, a term coined by Dr. Erik Erickson. He describes a stage of psychosocial development when older adults have a … Continue reading

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Caring for the Caregiver

I recently participated in a forum dedicated to Baby Boomers caring for growing children and aging parents. If you’re a member of the Sandwich Generation, you may be interested in listening to some PODCASTS. You’ll find interesting panel discussions about Boomerang Kids, longterm caregiving and being stuck in the middle, all packed full of compassion, ideas and resources. The statistics are staggering: over 40 million Americans provide care for loved ones who are unable to care for themselves. At times these struggles call for total devotion. And according to AARP, the collective … Continue reading

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Sandwich Generation Resources

Did you know that, although the term “Sandwich Generation” has been in the Merriam Webster dictionary for only 9 years, it was first coined nearly 25 years ago to describe those caring for their growing children and aging parents? Or that the average Sandwich Generation couple spends $10,000 a year, as well as over 25 hours a week, in their care-giving roles? With more Boomerang Kids returning home, the number of those financially supporting both their grown children and their parents has grown to one-quarter of all adults. Baby Boomers … Continue reading

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In the Middle of the Sandwich Generation

What’s your priority? Your mother-in-law needs a ride to the doctor and your dad’s calling on the phone because he can’t remember that you just hung up. Last week, your older son asked if he could move home to save money for graduate school. And now your teenager needs help with her science project, due tomorrow, an hour before your board meeting. Sounds familiar? Welcome to the Sandwich Generation. You’re part of an increasing number of Americans facing the challenges of kids growing up and parents growing older. Perhaps you have … Continue reading

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