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Tidbits on Collecting Life Histories by Pamela Ruben

Posted on July 25, 2017




Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation #15, Asking Simple Questions can get Olympic- Sized Results… “Collecting family stories not only benefits the senior-storyteller, but can add to the richness of their relationship with their family members and caregivers,” commented Emily Newman of the Orlando Senior Help Desk. I am living proof of the previous statement, as it Continue Reading »

Tidbits of Yiddish: Keeping a Forgotten Language Alive by Pamela Ruben

Posted on June 19, 2017




Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation #14, Oy Vey! Yiddish in Orlando is Alive and Well… My favorite Mother’s Day gift was a refrigerator magnet set with more Yiddish words than even my “Bubbie” (grandmother) spoke. Every time someone passes through my kitchen, they rearrange the magnets to make a sentence that speaks to them.  My Continue Reading »

Tidbits on Post-Surgical Memory Loss by Pamela Ruben

Posted on May 29, 2017




Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation #13, “O Mother, Where Art Thou?”… A little more than a year ago my mother had a small surgical procedure, and was effected by the anesthesia in an unexpected way. During a (relatively) short surgery, she had developed a form of temporary dementia that is not uncommon to patients in poor Continue Reading »

A “This is Us” Moment in Every Day Life by Pamela Ruben

Posted on April 25, 2017




Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation #12, Tidbits on Keeping the Past Alive… I had a “This is Us” moment with my late (beloved) father-in-law, who seemingly left us a message after his passing in 1998. If you do not watch the NBC family drama of the same name (without giving away too much), it takes Continue Reading »

Tidbits on Recognizing Stroke: Acting ‘FAST’ Saves Lives by Pamela Ruben

Posted on March 22, 2017




Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation #11, Saving lives takes more than a ‘Stroke’ of Luck… While National Stroke Awareness month takes place in May, for my family it takes place all year-round… My mother’s stroke was diagnosed by her manicurist (which was later confirmed by the ER), just about two years ago to this day. We Continue Reading »

Tidbits of Value: What makes a family heirloom priceless? By Pamela Ruben

Posted on February 19, 2017




Tidbits from the Sandwich generation #10, Keepsakes Worth Keeping… You may love your great-grandma’s 100 hundred-year-old set of Limoges China, but don’t plan on retiring on it. This dishy bit of information was shared by antiques appraiser Mark Metts of My Nanna’s Estate Sales, who I recently met at a Jewish Pavilion “Antiques Roadshow Style” Continue Reading »

Experiencing a “Virtual Tidbit” of Dementia by Pamela Ruben

Posted on January 18, 2017




Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation #9, Walking a mile in ill-fitting shoes… My feet are absolutely killing me, and it’s not from the 10,000 steps I have been walking daily to kick the New Year off on the right foot. The spring in my step has been hampered by the plastic-spiked gel inserts that have Continue Reading »

Tidbits for Relieving Caregiver Stress

Posted on December 16, 2016




Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation, Blog 8, by Pamela Ruben…If there were Jewish saints, my sister would probably be one. Not because she is the devoted mother of three girls, or a busy interior designer, managing a business and a family along with community works. My sister has earned her honorary halo because she does Continue Reading »

Gift Giving Tidbits for Seniors-When Giving Less Means More

Posted on November 25, 2016




Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation #7…According to experts on aging, my mother-in-law may not appreciate this year’s holiday gift, a fact I learned several weeks after making the nonrefundable purchase…On a recent trip to North Carolina, my husband and I fell in love with a charming lawn sculpture that reminded us of all of my Continue Reading »

A Thanksgiving Tidbit: An Attitude of Gratitude is Healthful Year-Round by Pamela Ruben

Posted on October 29, 2016




Thanksgiving in grade school was always about the same each year.  We’d make a turkey by tracing the shape of our hands on brown construction paper (I can still picture the thumb as the head, with the other fingers spread out as tail feathers), then we’d go around in a circle and say something we Continue Reading »

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