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Dealing with aging parents has always been a challenge, but in recent years with longevity increasing almost exponentially, it’s become an even bigger job. Boomers are often in the situation of being The Sandwich Generation because of this modern phenomenon of raising kids and dealing with aging parents at the same time. Add to the mix that our geographical location is much less centered than in the past and you have quite a mess!
I lived through just about all that one can experience with aging parents and raising kids at the same time. My story is not a sob story at all, to be clear, though it certainly had its moments. I was fortunate to be in a position to care for my parents until their deaths at 89 and 90. As the only child, this job fell solely upon me. The good news is that there wasn’t any dissension between adult siblings as I’ve often heard about, while the bad news was it my job, alone.