Sandwich Generation

Caught In the Sandwich Generation? Share your stories!

Are you part of the growing segment of the population who cares for both your children and your elderly parents? I am. Many of my friends are as well. If you are, you’re in a growing group called the Sandwich Generation.

As the Baby Boom Generation ages, the number of elderly that will need care is sure to increase. You can’t watch the nightly news without hearing a story about the sandwich generation. Statistics show that 1 in 8 Americans between the ages of 40 and 60 are raising their own children while also caring for elderly parents.

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The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Kids and Aging Parents

I am part of a growing group of people called the Sandwich Generation. What is the Sandwich Generation? According to Wikipedia, the Sandwich Generation is a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children. In my case, I have a 6 year old son and parents who are in their late 70’s and early 80’s. The trend will grow because more people are having kids later in life.

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