NPR: Sandwich Generation
Millions of Americans in the so-called sandwich generation are struggling with a complex set of challenges: how to simultaneously parent one's aging parents and one's own children while trying to make a living and save for retirement and college. Beginning April 17, NPR's Morning Edition will broadcast " Family Matters," a series exploring this new reality.
Hosted by David Greene and airing over the course of eight weeks, "Family Matters" will follow the lives of three different families, providing intimate insight into the complexities and challenges of being a caregiver to two generations. Listeners will meet Natasha Shamone-Gilmore, who brought her dementia-suffering father into a cramped home while worrying that her son may not get to attend college; Yolanda Hunter, who quit her job to care for her grandmother full-time; and two sisters-in-law who juggle complex schedules in order to alternate caring for their grandmother.
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