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MindingOurElderswebsite50%...During the last few years of my caregiving, while my mother-in-law and my parents were still alive, my son was still having major health issues, and I was working full time, I read about the term “sandwich generation.” I remember thinking it was a clever concept, but it still didn’t occur to me that I was a member of this group. I was merely a caregiver and a mom. Maybe I didn’t have the time or the will to reflect on my own situation. That is the case with many caregivers. In fact, when I give presentations to groups of caregivers and professionals, I always stress self-identification. Caregiving is a job. When you have more than one generation to care for, it’s like working overtime or taking on a second job. Yes, sandwich generation is a very apt term. I was just an early practitioner and a slow learner when it came to recognizing what all I actually had on my plate.

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I sent a note, Kim. Thanks,

My name is Kim Purnell, VP & CMO Adaptive Solutions Group, LLC and the Living Room Learning Channel (TM) The Living Room Learning ™ is a consumer content library of On-Demand Educational Videos, Live Internet Broadcasts and Resourced Information and Material pertaining to a variety of, realty, mortgage, insurance and financial services. The is a section devoted to Boomers Providing Care. I would like to link, repost your content with full credit on the Living Room Learning Channel site. This site information goes out to several hundred thousand insurance agents across the US monthly. They in-turn will forward to their prospects and/or clients. I have no idea of that reach. Is this something you will permit. Okay if not. Just send me a note to or call me a 888-708-1373 Thank you and great job. PS. Maybe we can discuss a promotion for sending your book Mining Our Elders to these many thousands of insurance agents. We'll do it for no cost or expectation other than to bring agents and thier clients back into the LRL Channel for information.

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