Sandwiched!

Sandwiched!

We are the Sandwiched Generation.Our children moved out.Our parents moved in.Join us as we try to navigate through this journey that has no roadmap.

Episodes

November 29, 2023 68 mins

Special guest Deb Watt, MFT,  joins us in a deeply poignant discussion about how we cope with past traumas while engaging with and caring for our aging parents. Deb is a California licensed therapist who has her own practice -- Lifewise Therapy.  She shares a panoply of therapy techniques as great options to manage past hurts and traumas in a kind, merciful and healthy manner.  Curiosity, kindness, and humor can go a long way when ...

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We are back and thought it fitting to have our very first guest from last year return to start off Season 2. Evan Georgieff returns to grace our microphones with his humorous take on what being Sandwiched was like for him as a full time oral surgeon and single dad to two young children while trying to keep his parents from spending every last dime of their family wealth.

Evan brings humor and warmth to his memories of cari...

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June 9, 2023 42 mins

We are delighted to welcome Jim McAleer CEO of Alzheimer's Orange County.
Alz OC provides support to families and individuals though brain health and dementia education, care consultations, community resource connections,  Adult Day Health Services and more.

Alzheimer's Orange County Website
https://www.alzoc.org

Additional resources that reach nationwide services:

Alzheimer's Assoc...

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May 18, 2023 45 mins

We are thrilled to speak with Christy Byrne Yates, psychologist, coach, speaker and author of the book, Building a Legacy of Love: Thriving in the Sandwich Generation. 

She is wise, warm, and inspiring, and leaves us with a profound reason to pay attention to sunsets.

Who knew there was such an informative how-to manual for those of us living in the sandwich generation? We are here to tell you to look no further,...

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We are thrilled to the bone to welcome Dr. William T. Long, orthopedist in Los Angeles. We naturally talk about bones, but Dr. Long also shares with us several profound ways he keeps his life balanced while sandwiched between career and caregiving of his mother and family. He also enjoys a dedicated, lifelong pursuit as an elite athlete. His wisdom is an inspiration to us all as we age.

Dr. Long was the first surgeon in Lo...

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March 28, 2023 64 mins

Welcome to this special episode where we move the focus away from the caregiver and shake things up a bit.

Meet Bobette, Joanna, Lorena, Molly, Joyce, James, Duane and Roni. These vibrant, plucky seniors are enjoying life at Covenant Living at Mt. Miguel retirement village in San Diego county.  Accomplished, creative, energetic folks who managed to avoid sandwiching their kids by making their own decision to secure their f...

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February 16, 2023 44 mins

We are thrilled to have author, Ruth Stevens, join us to discuss her novel, Stage Seven, a compelling story of love, family, loss, and renewal surrounding the care of those with Alzheimer's. Filled with humor, grace, romance and valuable insight, her novel reminds us of the important role fiction serves in our need to both escape and grapple with the realities of caring for those with dementia.

Meet Ruth:
Website:...

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January 18, 2023 45 mins

Welcome Kristina Lubofsky, gerontologist and creator of the Busy Minds Box, providing crafts, puzzles, games and more for older adults to help keep their brains stimulated. Kristina joins us to share her journey helping three grandparents with dementia and her lifelong passion for enriching the lives of older adults.

Busy Minds Box website where you can find all the information to subscribe, or shop individual products and...

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December 29, 2022 22 mins

Jennifer sits her father down and chats about his memories of Christmas and other childhood moments. Sioux discovers a treasure from her mother's very early years that prompts her to remember that her mother was once a tiny little girl. It's remarkable how precious those simple times were and how we could all benefit from slowing down and thinking about our parents as children.
Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year a...

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December 2, 2022 48 mins

Where should our elderly parents spend the rest of their lives? In their homes? In our homes? In assisted living? Retirement Community with levels of care? how do we make these decisions? How does this puzzle fit together?
Special guest, Krista Nay, Sales and Marketing Director at ECS, with over thirty years experience in retirement communities, shares with us an abundance of sound advice on what questions to ask, and what to ...

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November 1, 2022 40 mins

It can be stressful asking for help when overwhelmed by life. The time to be brave and reach out is truly when you are sandwiched between taking care of your parent while juggling a career, rearing  your own kids, or going through a divorce, or, in our guest's case, all of the above. Meet Amy, a good friend who advises us to open up to people in our communities to find our tribe of helpers. They are out there... if you seek it...

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October 25, 2022 36 mins

Special guests Lori and Zach from R. Zach Jewelers join us to share helpful advice about what to do with family heirloom jewelry. From bangles and baubles to pristine cut diamonds, there are many ways to enjoy these heirlooms or give joy to others while honoring those who wore them before us.

Check out R. Zach jewelry on Instagram: @rzachjewelry



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October 18, 2022 27 mins

It happens to the best of us... we gradually take on the traits of our parents. Join in for a few laughs.





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October 11, 2022 41 mins

Our siblings are here! And we are grateful we have them to help care for our parents. It's funny how the roles have shifted and now the kids are the parents and the parents are in, as Shakespeare called it, "second childishness."



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October 4, 2022 26 mins

We are having a very good hair day with our special guest, cosmetologist, Trish Schack, owner of the More Than Hair salon in Santa Ana, CA. Trish has multi-generational clients of over thirty years and shares with us her knowledge of aging hair care. She graces us with a wealth of information and laughs regarding our relationship with hair and how important it is to our psyche at every age. And, stay tuned for the end when she shar...

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September 27, 2022 17 mins

Sioux and Jennifer need to blow off a little bit of steam and commiserate about the small annoyances that plague their daily lives. It's funny, it's frustrating, it's for real.

Follow us on Instagram at Sandwiched! Podcast, because we would love for you to blow off some steam too. 


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September 20, 2022 22 mins

Special guest, Branka Cvejic, reminds us of what is most important when spending time with parents  who have dementia. She figured out a way to have quality time with her dad while coping with the stress and frustration that comes along with the ride.

She mentions the book, Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey,  by Jolene Brackey, as a means to help bring positivity to an otherwise overwhelming situat...

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September 13, 2022 24 mins

We are delighted to welcome Evan Georgieff, oral surgeon in Orange County, California. Evan offers some practical wisdom as we chat about the challenges of caring for aging teeth, especially when our parents resist going to the dentist. Best of all, Evan graces us with his humorous and mischievous accounts of his grandmother while they lived in a multi-generational household.
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We are the Sandwiched Generation.

Our children moved out.
Our parents moved in. 

Join us as we try to navigate through this journey that has no roadmap. 

Episode 1 introduces our hosts, Sioux and Jennifer, and how they became part of the sandwiched generation. They share bits and background of their parents to honor them and provide the foundation for what's to come. They hope to bring some awareness and levity and relief to ...

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