Speaking of generations, did you know that July is also National Sandwich Generation Month? Find out more on this topic on the back. Read through, then go find someone you know in the Sandwich Generation to recognize and appreciate. It’ll make them (and you) feel good. Have a healthy, safe, festive Independence Day!
~ Golden Horizons Office Team
Caregiver of the Month
Emilie joined the Golden Horizons team early in 2017. In the short time she has been with us, she has shown a great dedication and consistency in her work with her clients. She is an excellent addition to Golden Horizons. Thank you for all your hard work Emilie. Congratulations!
Mr. W's Newsletter Inspiration
A Day in July History
July 1 - Battle of Gettysburg begins, 1863
July 2 - Pres. Johnson signs Civil Rights Act of 1964
July 3 - George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, MA, 1775
July 4 - Declaration of Independence adopted by the Continental Congress, 1776
July 5 - 26th Amendment making voting age 18, 1971
July 10 - Wyoming is 44th state to join the Union, 1890
July 11 - Medal of Freedom posthumously awarded to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1977
July 12 - Minimum wage established at $0.40/day, 1933
July 13 - USA and Vietnam sign major trade deal, 2000
July 14 - Nasa’s New Horizons first to explore Pluto, 2015
July 15 - First platypus in America, at Bronx Zoo, 1922
July 16 - Washington DC established as capital, 1790
July 17 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA, 1955
July 18 - First Oscar Meyer Wienermobile created, 1936
July 19 - Marilyn Monroe has first on screen test, 1946
July 20 - FDR nominated for 4th term as president, 1944
July 21 - Spain cedes Guam to the USA, 1898
July 22 - 9/11 Commission’s final report released, 2004
July 23 - First swimming school opens in Boston, 1827
July 24 - Tennessee readmitted to US after Civil War, 1866
July 25 - US tests atomic bomb at Bakini Atoll, Pacific,1943
July 26 - US Postal System established, 1775
July 27 - Korean War Memorial dedicated in DC, 1995
July 28 - The city of Miami, FL is incorporated, 1896
July 29 - NASA authorized founded by Congress, 1958
July 30 - Jamestown House of Burgesses assembled, 1619
July 31 - First US patent issued to Samuel Hopkins for new
method of making pearlash and potash.
Sources: www.on-this-day.com, www.thepeoplehistory.com
National Sandwich Generation Month
and their own children. They are often responsible for both their parents and their children, financially and in other ways.
In the last few years, there has been an upward trend of these sandwiched adults becoming the sole, or primary financial (and other) caregivers and decision-makers for their aging parents while
raising their own children and working full-time. In other cases, the trends show these adults are between aging parents and adult children who are financially dependent on their parents. Whatever
the particular situation, these sandwiched people are taxed to the brink on their resources, their finances, their energy, their emotions. They are “caregivers” in every sense of the word...Not only do many provide care and financial support to their parents and their children, but nearly four-in-ten (38%) say both their grown children and their parents rely on them for emotional support.” (Pew Research). It’s not easy.
As a homecare agency, we work with these people sandwich generationers on a daily basis. We see first-hand the efforts put forth by the children of our clients. Their love and dedication to their parents are reflective of why we do what we do. This month,
Golden Horizons wants to raise our voice in conjunction with all individuals and organizations:
To those who function in these sandwich generation situations,
thank you for your efforts. Your parents and children are better
off because of what you do for them.
If you know someone who is a part of this sandwich generation, take a moment to show your appreciation for all they do. Acknowledging them will go a long way.
- “The Sandwich Generation”, Pew Research
Summer Things Crossword
3. Sport with birdies and rackets
6. Synonym for liberty.
9. Summer cookouts.
12. A sport that includes being pulled by a boat.
13. Middle summer month.
1. Symbol of American freedom that rang to
announce our independence
2. The first was July 4, 1776.
4. The document stating that America was
breaking with England.
5. Frozen summer treat.
6. Colorful celebratory explosions.
7. Summer game with partners and metal
stakes. You can get "a ringer".
8. Frozen treat in cones.
10. Hours of play at the shore.
11. Lightning bugs.
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