The Real ‘Heroes’: Sandwich Generation Caregivers

A 2008 poll revealed that more than 20 million Americans are caring for their aging parents, as well as for their own children. The role of double-duty caregiver among the “sandwich generation” has attracted attention recently as it becomes more apparent that many families are struggling to make ends meet.

In light of this, events take place throughout the United States  commemorating National Sandwich Generation Month during July. These events and the organizations behind them seek to heighten understanding of the unique needs of the Sandwich Generation and foster supportive communities. The month also raises awareness for the various support services available to caregivers.

Take time this month to learn about strategies available to the Sandwich Generation, such as incorporating activities with children and senior parents to bring family together. It is important for these super caregivers to get help for as many tasks as possible and stay flexible.