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There are huge numbers of 45 to 70 year-olds in the group frequently referred to as the ‘sandwich generation,’ as they are experiencing caregiving pressure from both their parents and their children at the same time. This group is facing many new and complex challenges as children to of older parents, spouses and siblings of aging individuals, and parents of grown children with grandchildren support needs. As a group, they are rapidly approaching the age of typical and traditional retirement, but things are not going as planned.
An informational session on the Sandwich Generation as Caregivers will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2018 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at WITC – New Richmond, 1019 S Knowles Ave. New Richmond, WI 54017. Registration is required – call 715-246-6564, ext 4145.
This session will look at the roles baby boomers are taking on, what is working and what is not going so well. It will also look at issues that the boomers will face as they begin to require support services and changing housing needs due to aging and dementia-related issues.
About the presenter: Teepa Snow is a leading trainer and consultant providing support and care that places the person living with dementia in a pivotal role when determining what is needed. Her goal is to help organizations and individuals develop the knowledge and skills needed to better support and care for someone living with dementia.
For more information, contact the ADRC at 1-800-372-2333 and ask to speak to a Caregiver Support Coordinator.