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Senior Times - June 2019
Managing Stress As A
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2. Ask for help. Reach out to siblings or family friends if you need a weekend off with your spouse.
a good night's sleep. Finally, make mealtime fun instead of a chore. Try to assign everyone something to do and rotate the tasks.
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• Wall to wall carpeting, individually controlled heating and cooling systems, and fully equipped kitchens.
• Personal 24-hour emergency call system.
• Community, laundry, & wellness room. • Library/computer room.
• Planned monthly resident activities.
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The community was invited to NorthPointe Woods for an open house featuring a wonderful tour of rooms, as well as other parts of the cam-
pus, which Battle Creek residence have been enjoying for 20 years. NorthPointe is an independent living facility for adults 60 and over, located at 700 North Avenue in Battle Creek.
Special events are scheduled throughout the year for the commu- nity to enjoy. Call (269) 964-7625 to inquire about events and group tours, or plan a visit with the staff for your own personal visit. The caring staff will make you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door.
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Each room in independent living is designed to offer residents a place to call home; and the site offers good food, entertainment, fellowship, and programs to keep residents active, all with fun and safety in mind.
NorthPointe Woods is part of a full continuum of care from independent and assisted living care at the main campus to memory care and skilled nursing care available when you pass through the hallway to the Oaks at NorthPointe Woods.
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A sandwich is generally something delicious between two pieces of bread. If you are a caregiver for both older relatives and your children, you are part of the Sandwich Generation, which is not always such a treat.
through social media, email threads, or group texts. Send pictures and brief updates when you get the time, instead of responding to everyone individually.
A home with multiple generations does have its benefits. Grandparents delight in seeing their grandchildren in achievements and activities such as soccer games, band concerts, school plays, and graduations. When children help with caregiving they become car- ing, understanding adults.
4. Take advantage of free or paid help. Many companies have employee assistance programs where you can find a variety of resources from adult day care to online counseling. Ask about care- giver support groups and talk to oth- ers in similar situations.
To enjoy the benefits of living with- in a multi-generational home, try these tips to handle the stress of being a Sandwich Generation caregiver.
5. Take care of yourself. Get cre- ative with your time. Fit in exercise before everyone wakes up, try power walking over lunch, or take one of your kids to an aerobics class with you. Schedule your doctor appointments and preventive health checkups at the same time you
1. Learn to let go and prioritize.
Get used to a house that is not in perfect order. Your loved ones will not remember that you spent three hours cleaning the house but your son will remember that you went to his baseball games and your mom will remember the times you spent together.
do it for everyone else. Make use of walk-in clinics or pharmacists who can give vaccines without an appointment. Make sleep a priority; you can cope so much better with
Being a Sandwich Generation care- giver can be taxing. Your challenge is to make use of all possible resources to make you and your multi-generational family a happy one!
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3. Use technology to communicate.
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