AIKEN, S.C.– In today’s world, many adults find themselves both raising their own families, and caring for aging parents.
Caregiving involves being responsible for those layers of family– while working, managing finances, and caring for themselves and their own households.
Christi Shaw was a woman on the fast track, at the top of a billion-dollar corporation… but at age 49 she walked away from it all to take care of her gravely ill sister. The so-called “sandwich generation” of unpaid caregivers for other adults, is one taken on by nearly 40 million Americans — 60% of them women. As for Christi, she says her career was great, but this is the place she needs to be right now.
Anne Fulcher is the Executive Director at Hitchcock Place in Aiken. She is working with Hitchcock and Hospice Care of Tri-County to sponsor a series of talks aimed at caregivers at 6:30pm on Tuesdays.
Two sessions remain:
- Tuesday, 10/18 Reilly Hammond: Developing a new normal
- Tuesday, 10/25 Celebration of Life, Finale
For reservations call 803-641-1127.
- Hitchcock Place
- 102 Crepe Myrtle Ct.
- Aiken, SC