The Sandwich Generation

If you are currently taking care of your parents and, at the same time, raising children of your own, you are part of what is known as the sandwich generation.

Every Board member of GCCA is or has recently been a member of the sandwich generation and sympathizes with the challenges you face.

Here are just a few of the questions you may have related to those challenges:

  • How do I talk to my parents about making their funeral arrangements and/or organ donations?
  • How do I make time for self-care and nurturing my own marriage?
  • How do I manage the responsibilities [and stress] of a full time job, caregiver to my parents and parent to my children?
  • Are my parent’s financial and legal affairs in order? What financial service institutions (like credit cards and investment accounts), government agencies (such as Social Security) and other parties should I contact in the event of my parent(s) passing?
  • Do I need a power of attorney to handle my parent’s estate in the event of their passing?
  • How do I prepare my parents and my children for my passing before them?
  • Is it better for a helpless parent to live with me or in a senior healthcare facility?
  • When should my aging parent stop driving?
  • What are the early signs of dementia and at what point should I seek professional psychological and/or physical healthcare? 
  • Where do I turn for financial assistance if/when I can’t afford professional healthcare or medicine for my parents and a college education for my children?
  • How do I keep my parents and my children safe during this virus pandemic?

GCCA has made service to the sandwich generation in NYC’s Chinese communities a top priority over the next two years.

To that end, we are preparing a series of information webinars, seminars and podcasts that address the questions listed above. If you have a concern or question not listed above, please email it to us and we will do our best to address it.

Send us your email address if you would like to be informed of upcoming webinars.