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…and Having Fun with Their Grandkids
I am always on the lookout for you for interesting news and articles on the Baby Boomers Generation and the Sandwich Generation – caring for elderly parents while still raising one or more of their own children at home, or even caring for grandkids (like me). I've found several good resources for us this week.
Web News for the Sandwich Generation
The New Old Age Blog at the New York Times had a fascinating article on using geriatric care managers and Skype (a program that allows you to see and talk to others on computers) to facilitate long distance care giving. As the article pointed out, it's still not perfect or cheap, but it is good to know what some of our options are. And, of course, it's also useful for the wee ones in our family. My dentist commented today that he will be keeping up with his two little grandkids three states away using Skype. Talk about great ideas for grandparents to stay in touch and close to grandchildren when living far away!
Canada is also experiencing a Sandwich Generation growth spurt, as documented in this article from The National Post, Finding Relief for the 'Sandwich Generation.' As they point out, and we well know, "Boomer Caregivers, with child and elderly parent duties – it's key to seek out help.' Very true. I found the whole article quite interesting, along with some very useful tips and statistics.
And speaking of help for the Baby Boomers Generation, the latest Boomers and Seniors News You Can Use is out and full of great information and resources at Seniors for Living. I particularly enjoyed the articles, Kindle vs. iPad for Seniors, What Will It Be?: A brief comparison and Caregiver Support: Preventing Caregiver Burnout.
June 15 is the next Boomers and Seniors and it will also be at Seniors For Living. It’s so easy to submit one of your blog posts. Just head to the Boomers and Seniors page at Blog Carnival and fill in the info. And, of course, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me. 🙂 Then, keep a watch here at SandwichINK in July. We will again host the Boomers and Seniors: News You Can Use right here and are quite excited about that! And YES, we'd love your submissions for that one as well!
Speaking of excited, I am pleased to announce that Patty Grace from Aging with Grace will be interviewing me for her podcast later on this summer. I’m really looking forward to that as well and will keep you posted on the details.
Senior Fitness and Senior Bodybuilding News
For more interesting info, be sure to visit EldercareABC and their May 26th blog carnival. It's all about Senior Fitness, Weight Exercises and Senior Bodybuilding. All great topics of interest for our senior parents and ourselves and perfect timing to go with my series on Osteoporosis, including Looking for a Good Exercise Guide for Osteoporosis? and Know How to Exercise and Eat Well for Natural Osteoporosis Treatment? Even though my dad was the golfer, my senior mom loves to read about golf, so she'll especially enjoy the article, "Golf Fitness Exercises For The Senior Golfer."
Well, that’s it for this weeks' news and updates for the never-say-aging Baby Boomers Generation caring for elderly parents and helping with their grandchildren. To keep fully up-to-date on all the Sandwich Generation issues….