Attention Baby Boomers
For many people, the idea of having a parent move in with them seems fraught with complications and misery. But Gwen Cheryl Lyn Sarandrea, who holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling/psychology, says the living arrangement can be a win/win for both adult children and their parents as it was for her and her late father who bought and renovated a 1914 house together back in the mid-1990s.
Noting that far too often we hear only the downside of intergenerational living and of caring for one’s parents, Sarandrea offers inspiration to fellow baby boomers coming to grips with their own aging parents.
- Ways the five years she spent living with her widowed father allowed her to get to know him on a deeper level and enriched her life.
- How transforming the old house they purchased together transformed them.
- That when you give seniors what they need most, you get what you need along the way.
- The gifts beloved seniors can give us if we are open to receiving them.
Plus: Sarandrea will share the ultimate gift her father gave her after he died, when she saw a vision of him smiling and beaming, surrounded by two golden beings, at peace on the Other Side.
CREDENTIALS: Gwen Cheryl Lyn Sarandrea’s latest book is THE HEALING HOUSE: The Gift of Dad’s Final Years. To assist other families in caring for their elderly relatives Sarandrea now hosts the Web site TheHealingHouse.Groupsite.com, which offers many valuable resources for caregivers.
AVAILABILITY: California, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone
CONTACT: Gwen Sarandrea, (415) 497-5771 (CA); firstname.lastname@example.org