More terrific links with news items and resources to help all of us in the Sandwich Generation, as we stay busy juggling the various issues in our families, from caring for the elderly parents to raising our children and, for many of us, babysitting our grandchildren:
The Sandwich Generation Issues
A fellow member of the Sandwich Generation from Spokane has some useful tips for us in Feeling the Squeeze: The Sandwich Generation
Of course, the Sandwich Generation issues are not located solely in the U.S. We have plenty of compadres all over the world – from Europe to Asia to Australia and beyond – not to mention close neighbors as well, such as Canada!
We had a very interesting #ElderCareChat last week on the subject of "Mythbusters, Eldercare Style." You can find the synopsis, along with a link to the full check at Seniors For LIving.
And while you're there, you might also enjoy their article, "Pet-Friendly Senior Living More Popular Than Ever." I still remember how much it hurt a sweet elderly relative when she moved into a mobile home park that didn't allow pets and she had to find her beloved puppy a new home. It was a much safer, nicer home than she'd ever had and her doggy went to a great family, but years later, she'd tell y0u she'd have done it differently if she could! I really think it made a negative impact on her mentally as much as emotionally!
Three Elderly Fall Causes and some great tips to help prevent them from Caring.com.
Are you researching care facilities for an aging parent or relative who is a veteran? Unique Care Option May Keep Elderly Vets Out of Nursing Homes
If you've been enjoying my family's iPad Adventures over the past few weeks, I'd love for you to check out my two latest Squidoo posts and tell me what you think - Exploring the iPad and Its Apps With Our Sweet Seniors and Fun Thinking Games for the Whole Family – Even On The Go (These are both fun for grandparents and grandkids!)
Grandparents and Grandkids
A subject near and dear to my heart (in fact, one of my grandkids is working on a special project in my home as I type this, and I'm on call to help her with it if she bogs down ), Grandparents take bigger role in grandkids' education!
It's nice to know I'm not the ONLY grandparent with scrapes, bruises, and bandaids – all from having fun playing with the grandkids, of course.
How fun! A doggy park festival – just for dogs and granddogs (and their owners, of course). And YES, there was at least one granddog there!
Don't you love all the great resources and news for all of us boomers and seniors in the Sandwich Generation! These roundups are a regular part of SandwichINK, along with the tips and info I share at Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and G+, so be sure to follow me there and…
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