They are a demographer’s delight and a marketer’s challenge. They are the baby boomers, and conservative estimates put them in control of 70 percent of disposable income in the United States. They are also growing older, developing health issues and are often caregivers for their own aged parents. For 43.5 million Americans, caregiving for someone over age 50 is their ‘new normal’, including many who are caregiving while still in the workforce and others who may still have adult children living at home. Finding the Silver Lining is a practical resource based on the experience of a couple providing care to the author’s aging parents over a period of 20-plus years. It traces the myriad health, social, economic and psychological realities of facing the mortality of one’s own parents and preparing for them in a way that will reduce stress and provide administrative clarity. This book also covers the author’s journey from a working woman and CEO of her own company into retirement, as Baby Boomers transition into the next stage of life.
Finding the Silver Lining is a compendium of expert advice from a range of highly credible sources, layered in with the personal experiences of a loving and committed daughter and son- in-law. As a singular personal reference, it will provide the reader with reassurance that you are not alone and that there are many valuable resources almost at your fingertips.