The Sandwich Generation Dilemma. . .
Working, Planning for Retirement, and Taking Care of Elderly Relatives

Sandra W. Haymon, Ph.D. – Presenter

The Sandwich Generation includes the seventy-eight million Baby Boomers and others who are facing the daily struggles of caring for elderly relatives while continuing to work, raising their own children or grandchildren, helping adult children out financially, and preparing for their own retirement. The stress is tremendous, the questions are endless, and the challenges are over-whelming.

This presentation is a must for family and professional caregivers, all healthcare providers (physicians, physicians assistants, RNs, LPNs, CNPs, CNAs); management, staff and volunteers working in hospitals, nursing homes, memory impaired facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living settings; psychologists, social workers, certified professional counselors, estate and financial planners; anyone employed in the insurance industry; anyone who may ever be a caregiver or need a caregiver; and anyone who ever plans to retire.

Participants will learn:

  • How to balance caring for elderly loved ones while facing daily struggles and planning their own retirement
  • The importance of a “dress rehearsal” prior to retiring
  • How to prepare mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially for retirement
  • Pros and cons of various options for retirement living
  • How caregiving is a personal and sacred journey
  • How to get off the emotional roller coaster of caregiving, and never feel guilty again
  • What denial is and how it can impact decisions
  • The importance of rituals for the elderly
  • How to say goodbye before and after the death of loved ones


Format: Presentation followed by a Question and Answer period

Length: Presentation can be modified to fit into alloted time frames of 1-2 hours

Presentation materials are available for Continuing Education Credits.