(contributed by Audrey M.)
Sandwiches have always gotten such a good rap. Even a cheese sandwich takes the …bread(?).
There’s one kind of sandwich which is not as heavily desired but becoming more and more common. It’s the Sandwich Generation (…the Club Sandwich, the Open-Faced Sandwich).
With the growing number of Prime Time Parents (parenting after 35+) there’s a rise in members of this “Sandwich Generation”.
What is the Sandwich Generation?
Often referred to as the generation caught between two others, The Sandwich Generation is the group of people caring for children as well as their aging parents. There are various factors that contribute to the growth of the Sandwich Generation. The first we mentioned was women having children later in life. Another, the older generations are living longer. Statistics are showing that over 80 year olds are the fastest growing population. That means there are more elder folks to take care of, for an extended period of time.
This can put the squeeze on the caregiver who must spend their resources (money, time, energy) on both their children and parents. This pressure leads to health problems for the caregivers themselves.
The Christian Companion Senior Care and Presto Services Inc. commissioned a study that found that “Sandwichers”…
53% feel forced to choose between caring for their children or caring for their parents at least once a week.
20% feel they must choose to care for one or the other EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.
40% believe that their parents did a better job of balancing multi-generational caregiving than they do.
Are you a caregiver? Are you a Sandwich Generation caregiver?
Perhaps you’re stuggling with some of the pressures, stress and responsibilities of being a Sandwich Generation caregiver.
Please join PrimeTimeRadiance for our Sandwich Generation Twitter Party on Sunday August 14, 2011, 9:30pm-10:30pm ET. Use hashtag #SWgen to participate, share, learn and possibly even vent.
We have a very wonderful panel who can offer support and guidance about navigating through this challenge.
Denise M. Brown, is a certified caregiving coach, working with family members, professionals and organizations. As a coach, Denise helps individuals and organizations achieve goals, gain insights and plan for the future.
In addition, she is Executive Director and Founder, The Center for Family Caregivers. The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping persons who care for chronically ill or disabled family members. Learn more about Denise at http://www.caregiving.com
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We also have Tofutti Cuties, the ultimate non-dairy, delicious, low-calories, low cholesterol, non-ice-cream SANDWICH. We suspect that if you eat healthy comfort food like Tofutti Cuties you will neutralize your Sandwich Generation caregiver stress.
It’s definitely worth a try. We are giving away 2 sets of 2 coupons for you to enjoy some non-ice-cream SANDWICHES.
Denise M. Brown is going to giveaway 1 copy of her book, Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers, and 1 copy of her book, The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey, to 2 lucky winners.
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We look forward to tweeting with you on Sunday evening.