Preparing for Aging: Surviving the Sandwich Generation

  • 23 Feb 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


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This 90-minute free online CLE panel discussion on February 23, hosted by the Ohio Women’s Bar Association and the Toledo Women’s Bar Association will provide information as to why women are disproportionately burdened and how to avoid or mitigate some of the challenges faced. 

Women have been caught between the work front and the home front for years and now, we have an increasingly elderly population on one end of the spectrum and a generation of children on the other.  Sandwiched in the middle are the 40-to-59-year old Americans who are responsible for both their parents’ and their children’s well-being.  This middle cohort is growing.  Nearly half (47%) of adults between 40-59 years old care for an elderly parent.  Between 2016 and 2060, it’s expected that the number of Americans ages 65 and older to increase by 92%.  According to AARP Public Policy Institute, family members are “the single largest source” of support to the elderly population.  That care falls into three categories: financial support, domestic support and emotional support.  Even if elderly parents do not depend financially on their children, many depend on them to manage their bills.  Women in the sandwich generation are disproportionately burdened by the financial, domestic, and emotional dependencies of their family members. To explain why that is, we need to apply the gender lens to three contributing factors: pay equity, unpaid labor, and labor force participation.  Participants will receive a post-event deliverable with resources and information that will assist those facing the care of parents.

Facilitated by Shennan Harris, Associate, Squire Patton Boggs with panelists Sarah Corney, Partner, Robinson Curphey & O'Connell, Susan DiMickele, Senior Vice President of Senior Services & General Counsel, National Church Residences, Susan Choe, Executive Director, Ohio Legal Help, Diana Wiebe, Communications & Program Manager,  Ohio Legal Help, and Anne Marie Thomas, Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Bella Crescita Managing Consulting and Foresight Marketing, LLC.

1.50 Hours CLE Approved.

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