What Kind of Sandwich are You?
July is 'Sandwich Generation' month.  According to The Pew Research Center about half of Americans age 40 to 60 are part of the Sandwich Generation.  There are three main types of sandwiches:

Traditional:  those caring for aging parents who need help in addition to raising and/or supporting their own children.

Club Sandwich:  those in their 50s or 60s, sandwiched between aging parents, adult children and grandchildren.  A second group are those in their 30s and 40s, with young children, aging parents and grandparents.

Open Faced:  anyone else involved in elder care.

While caretaking can be extremely rewarding, it can often be challenging to create balance in your everyday life.  If you find yourself struggling, please contact one of our counselors at CJFS...you are not alone.    


Program Spotlight:  CJFS CARES-Expanding our Space

Thanks to Brenda and Fred Friedman, our CJFS CARES space has almost doubled in size! CJFS CARES which launched in January at the Friedman Center for Jewish Life, has been successfully meeting the needs of families facing memory & movement disorders. Don't miss this opportunity
to have your loved one socialize with friends, enjoy a great meal, and be stimulated in our newly expanded space. Contact Program Director, 
Pam Leonard at pam@cjfsbham.org for more information or to drop by for a visit 
And if you haven't heard, volunteering at CARES is THE thing to do.  Our next volunteer training session is TODAY, July 15, from 8:30a-12:30p. Simply contact Lise Grace at lise@cjfsbham.org by 8a to sign up!

Whether you are a participant, caregiver, or volunteer, you will always leave CARES with a smile in your heart.