Musical Ingredients for a Club Sandwich

Last week I shared ideas for using music to connect infants, toddlers, children, and teens with older adults in a traditional sandwich situation. This weeks focus in a “club” sandwich. Carol Abaya on the Sandwich Generation® site defines it as: “those in their 50s or...

A Traditional Sandwich (with music added)

  As I shared in the post “Am I Sandwiched?” a traditional Sandwich Generation is: “those sandwiched between aging parents who need care and/or help and their own children.” There is a great variety in the ages of the generation carrying for parents and...

My Life in a Song

November is Life Writers Month. Established by – Denis Ledoux, the author of “Turning Memories Into Memoirs, A Handbook for Writing Lifestories” (Soleil Press, 1992). Ledoux believes writing your story is a way of: “…affirming and...

Am I Sandwiched?

My early childhood was spent living several states away from my grandparents. This limited our visits to a couple of times a year. A big goal for my parents was returning to Kansas so they could be closer to their parents. Meeting this goal allowed us to visit my...

Spread a little kindness

Sunday, November 13th is World Kindness Day. Random acts of kindness are wonderful every day. Sometimes kindness is tangible like providing food or shelter. Other times it is being present, holding a hand. Kindness can be shown in many ways making it a great topic for...

It’s Greek to Me!

Hmmmm, sounds like the standard line most people provide when asked to speak in a foreign tongue. Considering I live a long distance from any greek restaurants I knew this would be a challenge. But with a little assistance from my favorite assisted living residents we...