The Sandwich Generation


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Guest blogger: Lindsay V., Communications Coordinator / Compass Rose Benefits Group

Have you ever heard someone use the term “Sandwich Generation?” It was coined based on two simultaneously occurring trends. More and more millennials are moving back home after graduating college, as they face a competitive job market and increasing cost-of-living. At the same time, the average lifespan is 78.7 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—meaning people are living longer. The generation caught in between, juggling both their children and their parents, are known as the Sandwich Generation. Continue reading

Picnics with Panache


Whether it’s in the backyard, on the beach or at a local park, picnics are a great way to spice up lunch with friends or family. Also, nothing beats a picnic lunch after a nice long walk—did you see our last post on the benefits of hiking?

So, grab your basket and blanket and head outside in the coming weeks—but first, let’s chat and chew about some tips for your perfect picnic!   Continue reading