People caring for their ageing parents and their kids at the same time are often referred to as the "Sandwich Generation". Maintaining the work-life balance in this scenario can be challenging at the best of times, but with the additional stresses of Covid-19 and the resulting lifestyle changes impacting every generation, it can often feel impossible. Thinking about returning to work or reopening your business without letting anybody down may be completely overwhelming right now.
Now, more than ever, you are not alone in feeling stretched too thin by responsibilities you are handling.
Join us for a frank and open conversation with industry experts who understand the issues, have helped others find solutions, and are ready to share resources and practical advice with you.
About the Panelists
Erika Rendon has worked in Long-Term Care, retirement and home care in several capacities from front line staff to management. Erika was the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Trainer for all of Ontario for Sunrise Senior Living and has spent a large portion of her career working with staff and community partners on best practices on dealing with responsive behaviours and assisting caregivers with their journey through this disease.
Erika opened her Comfort Keepers Franchise in March of 2018 and has grown to 60 caregivers and 5 office staff, with a recent nomination by her Master Franchise for Rookie of the Year for fastest growth and sales throughout Canada.
Erika understands and values the impact small businesses have in their community and is passionate about education. Her Campaign to End Senior Hunger has led to a monthly Rogers TV series called Nourish Senior Life where she and her team teach seniors how to cook for 1 or 2, they teach individuals about healthy options when on a budget and theme their education on Chronic Conditions such as Parkinson’s, Diabetes, and Brain Health to name a few.
Each year at Thanksgiving Comfort Keepers in alignment with their End Senior Hunger campaign, host and organize a Food Drive at the Zehrs on Cundles and over the last two years have accumulated 3,200 lbs of food and over $4k in monetary donations for the Barrie Food Bank.
This year at New Years she will be hosting and sponsoring a hot meal for the seniors at The Barrie Native Friendship centre.
Kris Hughston , owner of Hughston Insurance Solutions is passionate about educating the benefits of individual living insurances for all ages and needs. She works with individuals and families that are focused on putting together a strong financial house for today and their retirement future, seniors that are preparing their final estate plan, and teaching their executors what their role is in that plan. Hughston Insurance Solutions can design a solution for you that will work within your present budget and then build on it as your life changes tomorrow. The Sandwich Generation, individuals that are caring for their dependent children as well as ageing parents, is what Kris considers herself- so her personal experience and professional connections will help others with similar struggles and frustrations.
Specialties: Life Insurance, Disability and Critical Illness protection, debt management, health, dental benefits for personal or business and travel insurance, estate planning, registered and non-registered retirement solutions and education savings options.
Katherine Parent, owner of Making Good Choices is an experienced Certified Practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Wellness Coaching, Coaching, Entrepreneurship, Dietary Supplements, and Weight Management. Strong consulting professional with a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition focused on Holistic Nutrition from Institute of Holistic Nutrition.