The Sandwich Generation Issues – News and Information for Boomers and Seniors, December 3, 2012

by Kaye Swain

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Baby Boomer and Senior Citizen News is an important part of SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation sMore great news links and resources to help those of us juggling the Sandwich Generation issues in our families:

The Sandwich Generation Issues

“Almost half of all ‘sandwich carers‘ stressed out.” I know there are plenty of times when I am!

Here’s a great article from a fellow baby boomer grandpa who is also in the Sandwich Generation. Boomer Grandpa: Life reorders what matters most to us


If you, or your elderly parents, need another good reason to quit smoking, turns out it can rot our brains as well. Researchers have “found a “consistent association” between smoking and lower scores” on brain tests. Oh dear!

But GOOD NEWS about Alzheimer’s Disease – “A biological medication already widely used to treat plaque psoriasis may be able to slow the accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.” Click here to read the whole article which has even more great news.

Wondering about retirement and 55+ homes? I can tell you that here in Roseville, CA we have several great options such as Sun City Roseville, Sun City Lincoln, and The Club at Westpark by Del Webb. Another terrific option for boomers and seniors who don’t mind giving up yards in exchange for a bit more assistance when needed is the gorgeous Silverado homes working with Eskaton. These patio houses are lovely, each has a nice patio, some are huge and some are tiny and some are in between AND they work with Eskaton to provide help with falls (using a pendant like my senior mom’s fall alert pendant from Philips Lifeline). That also gives you the option of meals, and other helps and it’s included in your HOA payments. Very nice option! For those who don’t live in or around Roseville, CA – call around (or email me and I’ll check for you) to see if YOUR community offers these great options for boomers and seniors. :)

A Heads-Up Before Buying an iPad for Aging Parents – Part 2 – She makes some excellent points (though as far as I know, you can use a PC as well as a Mac with an iPad). And click here for part 1.

Grandparents and Grandkids

Owl printables from Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk – these would go great with my cute little owl printable from last month.

And check out one of my latest links at Pinterest – 101 Simple Handmade Gifts for Kids.

Holiday Joys for Family Fun

Advent Calendars for Our Grandkids:

And oh my, I am going to HAVE to make a LEGO nativity set with my grandkids with one of these directions.  How about you?

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Definitely some great resources and news for all of us boomers and seniors in the Sandwich Generation! These roundups are a weekly part of SandwichINK, along with the tips and info I share at PinterestTwitter, Facebook, and G+, so be sure to follow me there and…


P.S. If you are interested in any of the 55+ homes for boomers and seniors in Roseville CA, do give me a call and I’ll be glad to help you – 657-229-KAYE or – You can also start with and give me a call for a more specific search link. :)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Myrna

Lots of cool ideas & links!Great Post!

2 Kaye Swain

Thanks Myrna. :) Merry Christmas!

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