sandwich generation

noun

Definition of sandwich generation

: a generation of people who are caring for their aging parents while supporting their own children

Examples of sandwich generation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there’s another huge part of the population to consider here, too: The sandwich generation. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "From Alexa to VR: These tech tools can make aging in place easier," 31 Oct. 2019 In addition to easing the financial burden of aging, care managers reduce stress for sandwich generation families who can’t be in two places at once. Alix Boyle, courant.com, "Geriatric care managers: They can save older adults and their families time and money," 17 Oct. 2019 This is friendship and parenting in the sandwich generation. Meg Ounsworth Steere, chicagotribune.com, "Caught between kids and a parent with Alzheimer’s, I found a lifeline on the playground," 23 Aug. 2019 This is friendship and parenting in the sandwich generation. BostonGlobe.com, "Caught between kids and parent with Alzheimer’s, I found a lifeline on the playground," 16 Aug. 2019 This is friendship and parenting in the sandwich generation. Meg Ounsworth Steere, chicagotribune.com, "Caught between kids and a parent with Alzheimer’s, I found a lifeline on the playground," 23 Aug. 2019 This is friendship and parenting in the sandwich generation. BostonGlobe.com, "Caught between kids and parent with Alzheimer’s, I found a lifeline on the playground," 16 Aug. 2019 This is friendship and parenting in the sandwich generation. Meg Ounsworth Steere, chicagotribune.com, "Caught between kids and a parent with Alzheimer’s, I found a lifeline on the playground," 23 Aug. 2019 This is friendship and parenting in the sandwich generation. Meg Ounsworth Steere, chicagotribune.com, "Caught between kids and a parent with Alzheimer’s, I found a lifeline on the playground," 23 Aug. 2019

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Sandwich generation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandwich%20generation. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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