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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Tidbits for Traveling with Seniors and the Ages in Between by Pamela Ruben

Posted on September 21, 2016




Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation #5…Are We There Yet, Maier? Somehow, our first empty- nester travels, once again, became a “family vacation”. Boarding our mini tour bus in Tel Aviv Israel, we met our traveling companions for the week, a small group, mostly from the US, ranging between the ages from 10 to 76, consisting Continue Reading »

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Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation by Pamela Ruben #4

Posted on August 16, 2016




Pokémon Go and the Senior Set… Chasing after Bulbasaurs, Jigglypuffs, and Pikachus started out as a way to spend time with our ‘millennial’ daughter, who like many members of her generation, is preoccupied with the game, Pokémon Go. Before we knew it, my husband and I had caught ‘Pokémon fever’, which has swept MOST of Continue Reading »

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Tidbits from the Sandwich Generation by Pamela Ruben #3

Posted on July 21, 2016




Getting a Head Start on “Aging in Place”… Years later, I can recall the moment when my friend’s son got his head stuck between the wooden rails on our staircase landing. While we laugh about the predicament today, at the time it wasn’t so funny for the little red-faced toddler who stuck his neck out Continue Reading »

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