Sandwich Generation

The “sandwich generation” is a generation of people usually in their 30s, 40s or early 50s who are raising younger children and caring for elderly parents at the same time.

Caring for an elderly parent while raising children can sometimes be overwhelming, making sure everyone is at the right place at the right time. Occasionally there is a role reversal between the older parent and the adult child, which can be difficult.

The Minnesota Board on Aging and the Area Agencies on Aging have partnered with KARE11 to discuss and explore the issues the sandwich generation face in day to day life in the new segment The Sandwich Generation that airs Tuesdays at 11 a.m. These segments can also be seen online The Sandwich Generation.

With help from the Senior LinkAge Line®, a free service of the Minnesota Board on Aging, those in the sandwich generation can connect with local aging experts to get help and resources to a variety of aging related topics. The Senior LinkAge Line® - 1.800.333.2433 - can help answer questions about: Medicare, housing options, application assistance, long-term care planning, caregiving and so much more.

Tune into KARE11 each Tuesday at 11a.m. to watch The Sandwich Generation and find the help you or a family needs.