The Sandwich Generation Survival Guide

Welcome to The Sandwich Generation Survival Guide, where we explore the challenges and strategies of navigating life caught between the demands of caring for aging parents and our children while maintaining our own well-being.

In this dynamic podcast series, join us as we uncover the nuances of being in the "Sandwich Generation" — that unique space where individuals in their 40s to 60s find themselves sandwiched between the needs of two generations. Our hosts, Candace Dellacona and Jodi Argentino share personal experiences and professional insights to guide listeners through this complex journey.

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What is the Sandwich Generation:

The term "Sandwich Generation" refers to individuals who find themselves entwined in the middle of a generational "sandwich," positioned between aging parents on one side and dependent (or semi-independent adult) children on the other. Those of us in the sandwich are literally stuck in between, managing both sides. Typically, the individuals who make up the Sandwich Generation are in their 40s to 60s, grappling with the dual responsibility of managing both ends of the generational spectrum. Still, with expanded life expectancy, varied family make-ups, and childbearing years stretching into the 5th decade, age alone does not define membership. The crux of what characterizes the Sandwich Generation is the simultaneous responsibility of providing care and support to both older and younger family members.

For those of us who know, being a member of the Sandwich Generation can present numerous challenges. Still, navigating these responsibilities successfully with the right strategies and support is possible. The key is finding a balance between caregiving roles and your own well-being. While the role remains challenging, no matter how many solutions are identified, it is possible to thrive while supporting both the older and younger generations in your family. Click to listen to our episodes and learn more.



For the last 20 years, Candace Dellacona has focused her law practice on Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Elder Law, Estate Administration, Special Needs Planning, and advocacy. Whether a client is just starting out in life and welcoming his or her first child, or a business owner who requires a more sophisticated estate plan to address tax issues and a business succession plan, Candace will construct a plan that addresses the client's individual goals.



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Jo received her JD from Syracuse University College of Law in 2002, and began her legal practice as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Deanne M. Wilson, J.S.C. Thereafter, she spent most of her practice focusing exclusively in the area of Family Law. She has, however, spent significant time immersed in employment discrimination, personal injury and civil rights advocacy. Jo often relies upon these experiences in her current work.


Welcome to "The Sandwich Generation Survival Guide," it's important to note that the content presented in this podcast is for general understanding and informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice, nor should it be construed as legal advice.

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