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Are You Sandwiched? You are not alone. If you are stuck in between more than 25% of American families who are involved in elder/parent care and more than 50% of American families who are taking care of their children, then you are a member of "The Sandwich Generation (R)".
Baby Boomers are the largest population segment and the heart of the Sandwich Generation. They are increasingly dealing with becoming a parent to their parents, and often feel guilty for not being able to do everything for their aging parent as well as their own children. The knowledge and understanding of what the elder is experiencing and feeling, along with the roller coaster emotions of role reversal is a new societal reality that needs immediate attention.
Join Dr. Daniel Sadigh and his very special guest Carol Abaya as she shares her unique understanding of the diverse elements in our changing and aging society. This program will be the first in a series.
Ms. Abaya, M.A., is nationally recognized as an expert on the sandwich generation, aging and elder care issues. She has received national awards for her work with elders and their families. As a journalist, she has written about the obstacle's of sandwich generation for more than 20 years. Her weekly column currently appears on: www.newjerseynewsroom.com.
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