AARP Report On the 'Sandwich Generation'


Lisa Gwyther Director, Family Support Program at the Duke Center for Aging, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Elinor Ginzler Manager of Long-term Care and Independent Living, AARP

George Calm Technology Management Consultant, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Betty Valdes Community Affairs Officer, Montgomery County Public Libraries, Maryland

There's the baby boom generation, Gen-X, and of course "The Greatest Generation." But have you ever heard of the "sandwich" generation? There middle-aged, from different backgrounds, taking care of both parents and kids. How is the sandwich generation juggling so many family responsibilities?



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