Resources for Sandwich Generation Caregivers and Grandparents, September 10, 2012

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Baby Boomer and Senior Citizen News is an important part of SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation sIt's time for another roundup of great news items and resources to help those of us in the Sandwich Generation, juggling the multigenerational caregiving issues in our family:

The Sandwich Generation Issues

National Geographic – a wonderful site full of all sorts of intriguing information and photos to interest young and old alike, perfect for our Sandwich Generation families. 

And if your elderly parents, you or your grandkids, or anyone else in the family have an iPad, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, or Nook, they've got some terrific looking apps for all ages – from preschoolers to seniors! 


Three Views of Parents Dealing With Dementia Symptoms

Senior Living Communities Info

The LeadingAge/Ziegler 100 report shows an increase in independent and assisted living communities, and a decrease in nursing homes as part of the mix. And they list the top 5 nonprofit senior living providers as:

  1. the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
  2. the National Senior Campuses in Maryland
  3. the ACTS Retirement Life Communities, Inc. in Pennsylvania
  4. Presbyterian Homes and Services in Minnesota
  5. Covenant Retirement Communities in Illinois 

Grandparents and Grandkids

 Grandmothers Speak: What I Wish I Knew As a Young Mom 

I loved the fun ideas from Fun With Paper Bags: Creative Crafts for Kids – definitely some great inspiration for grandparents and grandkids.

And thanks to her, I discovered another fantastic resource, The Crafty Crow, as well as its companion site, Bella Dia, both full of fun and easy crafts for kids  – many of which seniors will enjoy just as much! With or WITHOUT the grandkids! And here's a fun "techie" idea I should have thought of myself, but didn't! 🙂 

For that matter, check out these lovely Fall crafts – perfect for some Autumn Bliss!.

And if you're looking for more grandparents online, check out the Grandparents Linkys at Grandma's Briefs and Family Home and LIfe. 

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  1. As always you amaze me with your wealth of information! Thanks Kaye!

  2. Thanks Paula! As you well know, the longer we walk in the Sandwich Generation, the more great info we learn. 🙂 Have a blessed day!

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