“Sandwich Generation” Resources for Faculty

August 12, 2010 at 8:28 am Leave a comment

While preparing outreach resources for the new academic year, we came across the term, “sandwich generation.”  In the context of work-life balance, this refers to the working person who is now responsible not only for caring for her or his children, but her or his parents as well. According to AssistGuide Information Services, the sandwich generation “are the nearly 10 million boomers that are now raising kids, teenagers or young adults while providing financial support for an aging parent. Usually they are between the ages of 35 and 55.”

This issue strongly effects many of our faculty, especially mid-career and senior women.  We created a new wiki page, Family Caregiving, as a central resource for caregivers.  Our site has links to local, state, and national resources that address the emotional, social, financial, medical, and logistical issues of elder care.


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