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Category: Sandwich Generation

Comfort Life News Round-Up: The Sandwich Generation

Jul 08, 2011

Considering that July is officially the "Sandwich Generation" Month, we noticed a lot of buzz in the news about them . What is the Sandwich Generation you ask? They are the generation of people who are caring for young children and teens while providing some kind of assistance for elderly parents.


Comfort Life News Round-Up: When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

Jul 15, 2011

With an increasing number of elderly drivers we've noticed a lot of news and discussion around seniors and senior driving. Here's what caught our eye this week:


Comfort Life News Round-Up: "Till Mid-Life Do Us Part"

Aug 05, 2011

While the overall divorce rate on a steady the decline with the Generation-X er's, the divorce rate amongst young seniors and the newly retired is steadily climbing! There has been a lot of speculation and discussion as to the reasons why the "I do" ends with "I don't".


Dating after divorce: Ten Tips From The Trenches

Aug 18, 2011

I used to think that being married was one of the hardest things I’d ever done—harder than gutting my house till it looked like 1983 Beirut, harder than several hideously painful days of labour after which I couldn’t sit for three months, and definitely harder than trying to figure out grade five math.


Comfort Life News Round-Up: Seniors and Sleep

Aug 26, 2011

"Why can't I sleep?... Where are those damn sleeping pills..." Believe it or not is a very common statement mumbled by thousands to seniors ever single night. Is it a health problem? Indigestion from dinner? perhaps too much fresh air? Should you be concerned? Sleeping disorders are very common and can be caused by a variety of reasons.


5 Of The Largest Growing Senior Recreational Activities In Ontario

Aug 30, 2011

Everyone is now well aware of the push by health advocators and the senior demographic to stay active throughout their retirement years . The question is though, what are the activities that are of interest to me personally? Here are 5 activities that are becoming the talk of seniors across Ontario


Comfort Life News Round-up: Senior Jobs

Sep 09, 2011

For many of those entering the twilight of their careers, retirement isn't about "throwing in the towel", its about new beginnings. With Boomers living longer and healthier lives than the generation before them, many are using their retirement to do something entrepreneurial they've always wanted... The birth of the Encore Career


Earth Day: Nine Easy Ways to Go Green

Apr 20, 2012

What are you doing for Earth Day? Here are nine easy ways to go green, be kind to the environment and even save some money!


Caring For Someone With Alzheimer's During The Holidays: Seven Tips

Dec 23, 2011

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, your instinct might be to cling to beloved traditions this holiday season. But you—and your loved one—might experience the most holiday joy by adapting your plans and expectations


Help the sandwich generation de-stress on Twitter!

Jun 19, 2012

Are you stressed out? Are you a member of the Sandwich Generation? Are you on Twitter? Join us for solutions and a fun tweetchat!


Is living in a retirement home a positive thing?

Mar 28, 2012


How to protect your home from mortgage and real estate title fraud

Apr 06, 2012

Real estate title and mortgage fraud are on the rise and seniors are usually the victims. Here's how boomers and seniors can protect themselves and their homes.


Caring for aging parents: Reduce stress by saying 'no'

Apr 10, 2012

When you are caring for an aging parent you may feel overwhelmed. Here's how to say no to tasks that are not a priority.


Long-term care insurance: Should you buy it?

Apr 11, 2012

Your health may change during retirement and you could need nursing services and/or long term care. Here's how long-term care insurance can help.


Life in a retirement home: What's it really like?

Apr 16, 2012

VIDEO: Wondering what life in a retirement community is really like? Residents tell you all about it in Seniors on Screen!


The Fifth Stage of Dating: Commitment

Apr 17, 2012

Many mid-life adults don't want to get married. They're divorced, widowed or they have always been single. Here's the case for "getting hitched".


What you need to know to find the best retirement home

Apr 18, 2012

VIDEO: To find the best retirement home you need to know what questions to ask and what the homes offer. Check out this expert advice.


House Sitting: The Fast-Growing, Low-Cost Way to Travel

Apr 25, 2012

Imagine traveling all over the world and staying for weeks or months without paying for hotels! That is what house sitting allows you to do.


Getting your elderly parents the rehab care they need

Apr 27, 2012

When your elderly parent is in rehab they need to stay long enough to get proper care. Here is how you can help ensure they do.


Top Six Tips for a Successful Downsizing Sale

May 03, 2012

It's garage sale time again! If you're downsizing and looking for great ways to make money on your treasures, check out these six tips.


How to Downsize and Declutter Your Home: Key Advice and Tips

May 17, 2012

This is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about downsizing your house, including tips and advice for staying in control and making money along the way! Read more...


Caring for aging parents: Feel like your life is on hold?

May 15, 2012

Does caring for your aging parents make you feel your life is on hold? Here's how to make peace with your guilt and conflicting emotions.


Seniors Fight Depression Naturally With Exercise and Sleep

May 18, 2012

Seniors can help themselves to alleviate depression with regular exercise. It improves mood, strength and balance and sleep.


House Sitting: The fast-growing, low-cost way to travel

May 21, 2012

Imagine traveling all over the world and staying for weeks or months without paying for hotels! That is what house sitting allows you to do.


Spiritual Intimacy: The Mystery that is Love

May 22, 2012

To attract, build and maintain a loving, lasting relationship, your soul comes into it. That is something we don't think about enough: spiritual intimacy.


Going Back to School? Nine ways to afford it

Jun 25, 2012

You're never too old to go back to school but college and university can be expensive. Here are some ways to find the money you need.


How to communicate with a parent who has Alzheimer's

May 25, 2012

If your parent has Alzheimer's, they can become very frustrated trying to make their wishes known. Here's how one family turned things around.


My midlife crisis with a geriatric twist

May 29, 2012

NEW Column: Caring for my elderly mum has had more downs than ups this past year but there have been laughs too. Here's what I've learned.


Helping your aging parent when they have to give up driving

May 31, 2012

Giving up the independence of driving is one of the most difficult aspects of aging. This expert advice will help you to help your parent.


Seniors Fight Depression Naturally With Diet and Nutrition (Part 2)

Jun 04, 2012

The timeless wisdom, "We are what we eat," is as valid as ever, especially for seniors. It can even impove mood and help avoid depression.


Create your caregiving experience, don't just react to it

Jun 07, 2012

Caring for elderly parents can make you frantic with no time for the things that bring you joy. Here's how to get some perspective.


Seniors and Dating: Five ways to make a good first impression

Jun 08, 2012

Dating when you're older can be stressful but a positive attitude, reasonable expectations and these five tips can make it fun!


Make Caregiving a Choice and Reduce Your Stress

Jun 20, 2012

Most people are caregivers by default which causes a lot of stress. If you view caregiving as a choice, you can change all that for the better.


Welcome to Peri-Menopause Lane

Jul 18, 2012

The peri-menopausal years are quite a trip. Crying jags, hot flashes, mood swings and 'cougar' hormones. And those chin hairs no one tells you about...


Get your mental house in order before retirement: Five tips

Jun 22, 2012

Retirement will be challenging enough without bringing emotional baggage into it. Here's how to break bad habits and get your house in order.


It's 11 o'clock. Do you know where your mother is?

Jul 05, 2012

What happens when you call your elderly mum to check in on her and she doesn't answer? And several minutes later she still doesn't?


Help the Sandwich Generation Downsize on Twitter!

Jul 10, 2012

Need help downsizing? You're not alone! Join our second "sandgen" Twitter chat on Wednesday, July 11th and we'll help each other!


Have a Drink! Mom's Retirement Home Trial Stay Was a Bust.

Jul 11, 2012

What do you do when you realize your mom's trial stay at the retirement home was a bust? Have a drink? Yikes!


How to move on when your parents pass away

Jul 12, 2012

When your parents are nearing the end of their lives, you need to take some practical steps, plan your post-caregiving life and prepare your heart.


Lost in the Continent of Incontinence: maximum protection for those fits of laughter

Aug 14, 2012

There comes a time when roles are reversed and it's your turn to care for your parents. In this post, Nicole McKechnie shares one such moment where laughter made the issue much easier to "absorb". 'Read more': Read more...


Caregiver Support: Health and Wellness Tips

Aug 10, 2012

Finding yourself stressed out and overwhelmed? Consider some of these tips to avoid caregiver burnout. Read more...


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