Heather Suri Pathways in Aging

Heather Suri | Self Care for the Sandwich Generation

What’s the Sandwich Generation? Those of us who have both dependent children AND aging parents or grandparents! Juggling baby bottles and baby boomers are common problems we face each day. How can you provide care to those you love without losing yourself (or at least your mind) in the process?

This session will discuss:

The unique stressors people experience when they are juggling the needs of dependent children and their aging parents.
The potential impact of that stress on the mind, body, and/or spirit.
Effective solutions for the Sandwich Generation.
Heather is a Registered Nurse with 20 years of experience primarily in geriatrics and hospice.  She holds a Bachelors in Nursing from Western Governors University and is certified as a Care Manager through NACCM. She is a member of the Aging Life Care Association at the Advanced Professional level. In addition to practicing as a Geriatric Care Manager, Heather is the Director of Nursing for Griswold Home Care NoVA West.  She also works as a Subject Matter Expert for exam development in the nursing program at WGU. Heather volunteers her time in the community through a program she developed called The Senior Resource Hour, as well as for Girl Scouts of America.