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More useful news tips for the Sandwich Generation, juggling the multigenerational issues of caring for the elderly parents in our family while raising our kids or babysitting grandchildren (like me 🙂 ).
The Sandwich Generation Issues
Homes with Three Generations are Becoming More Typical
'Old' isn't what it used to be – Society needs to rethink its ideas about aging to match the priorities of a new generation of the 'older middle aged' – An interesting article. One point that especially caught my eye was the comment, "As the frontiers of old age have been pushed back by medicine and culture, most Americans in their 60s are in good health, go to great lengths to be youthful, and would be insulted to be called "elderly." One poll found that people in this age bracket say that old age begins at 79." I don't know about you, but I've always liked the quote, "Old age is always 15 years ahead of where you are." 🙂 And for those of us babysitting grandchildren a lot, I think that is doubly true as they can do a great job of keeping us young. What do you think?
Grandparents and Grandkids
I loved this article – For Grandparents: Best Music for Babies, Don't be a couch potato. Sing and dance with the little ones in your life – While my favorite music with the grandkids is praise and worship, the grandkids and I also enjoy some folk music, Beach Boys, and plenty of kids songs, including Raffi.
Grandparents.com has some fun ideas for activities with your granchildren.
Long-distance caregiving of aging relatives is high-anxiety – I think this gal made the right decision. What do you think?
And last, but never least, another interesting #ElderCareChat at Twitter.
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