Carol's blunt approach and unique perspectives to challenging elder care situations and sandwich generationers "new role" are received with accolades by audiences and column readers.
Great to hear from you. Thanks so much for speaking at our event. We try very hard to put together an event that will draw clergy, lay people, and folks from the medical field. Your presentation went a long way toward our accomplishing this goal.
Thanks again, and God bless.
Judy Laufer, president of the Colts Neck Senior Citizens Center, raved about your presentation, as have others I have met in the community. Judy said she has never seen the seniors pay such close attention to a speaker.
Because the subject is so important I have included the story in all three publications, somethings I rarely do.
When asked what they liked best, attendees at Carol's programs
• "First-hand experiences and valuable information that isn't available anywhere else."
• "What's key here is the fact that Carol is a 'civilian' and not out to sell stuff, just inform us of reality in planning."
• "Real life examples."
• "Vital information."
• She was a delight and was very clear."
Dear Ms. Abaya,
Your column is a MUST. It is a necessity in order to stay grounded and plugged-in.
You are supplying a dual service to both the old folks and their children, and, I'm sure, helping to relieve a degree of stress in many lives of both generations.
Here's an overdue acknowledgement for the help and persepctives you've assisted us with through the last few years.
Your perspectives were appreciated by our parents, and were helpful during these challenging times for them and our family.
Dear Ms. Abaya,
I just wanted to let you know how much your "Sandwich Generation" has meant to me during this part year. Mom died two months ago and my grief is still raw, but I wanted to say thank you for your knowledge and compassion.
Because of your advice, my Mom and I were able to fully enjoy and express our depth of feelings. I will always be grateful.
Just cannot tell you how many times my husband and I have referred to your articles when confronting numerous issues regarding our elderly mothers.
Your words have provided much insight, and we thank you. Always seems to be a great sense of kindness and compassion behind your words and that really does shine through.
My Dear Carol,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I do not know what I expected from my email, but certainly not a long personal reply. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your insights. This is indeed a complicated situation and your support
was most helpful.
Blessings to you and thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I am a club sandwich: the middle generation of 5.
You column helps us stay focused on what's important, and know what is not.
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