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Episode 11: The Sandwich Generation with Laura Thomas

Episode 11: The Sandwich Generation with Laura Thomas

What happens when you find yourself having to care for an aging parent/loved one while at the same time, raising your own children and family at home? We call this the sandwich generation, when you are effectively "sandwiched" between these two generations. 
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On this episode of Real People Real Hope, we talk with Laura Thomas who spent many years caring for not only her parents, but also her husband’s parents. With young children of their own at the time, how did Laura, her husband and children make it work? What kind of conversations did they have with their parents, with their children and with other family? What support is out there for people who find themselves in this same situation?

Laura Thomas shares her story of what it's like being part of the

Laura Thomas shares her story of what it's like being part of the "sandwich generation."

Dave Gehm, Wellspring president/CEO, listens to Laura as she shares her story.

Dave Gehm, Wellspring president/CEO, listens to Laura as she shares her story.

Laura and her family know what it means to be the ones to care for their aging parents/grandparents.

Laura and her family know what it means to be the ones to care for their aging parents/grandparents.