The ‘sandwich generation’ needs help. A geriatric care manager can provide it

The ‘sandwich generation’ needs help. A geriatric care manager can provide it

Posted On October 16, 2022

Have you ever heard of a geriatric care manager? I hadn’t, until I needed one. And if you have aging parents or loved ones, chances are you might be needing one soon, too. A geriatric care manager is a healthcare professional who helps families that are dealing with an aging or disabled loved one. Many of them are nurses, social workers or other healthcare professionals, and certification is available through the Aging Life Care Association. They can find resources in the community for the client and family; evaluate the home care situation and create a care plan; recommend retirement communities,… Read More

Categories: Blog, Matures, Podcast, What's Working with Cam Marston

Is it Stuff? Or Heirlooms? Not sure…

Posted On June 2, 2017

Gen-Xers and millennials have things easier than our Baby Boomer parents and grandparents in so many ways. We have grown up with technology and are comfortable with it. We’ve had advances in medicine that have made us healthier. We pay our bills online, buy our groceries with a piece of plastic and carry portable computers in our pockets, a world of information just a click away. One thing that has become more difficult over the years, however, is deciding what to do with our parents’ possessions when they pass away. While treasured heirlooms such as china, silver and antiques have… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generations, Matures, Wealth

Older and younger workers have similar interest in workplace flexibility

Posted On May 27, 2014

Technology has enabled a virtual world that Boomers and Matures never imagined, and one that Millennials and Xers have come to expect–especially in the white collar workplace. Why should someone be tied to a desk all day if their peers are not in the same office, or even the same time zone?  What difference does it make if I work from 7-2, take a break to handle afterschool duties, and then resume working at home from 8-10, as long as I meet my deadlines? This unorthodox balance of the personal and the professional, and the underlying message that time has… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Matures, Workplace

Baby Boomer wealth a myth?

Posted On March 20, 2014

Not exactly. But while much is written about the high concentration of affluence in the Boomer ranks, and the speculation that Gen Xers will be the first generation not expected to surpass their parents in terms of financial success, a Bloomberg Businessweek feature tells the story of wealth disparity between a Boomer worker and her Mature father. It might be easy to blame this on the recent recession, as so many Boomers lost significant value in investments or found themselves unemployed at a point in their careers where they expected relative stability. Yet, the underlying issues may be more about… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Matures, Retirement

Millennials showing another hint of Mature-like behavior

Posted On June 11, 2013

One of the core theories in generational management is that generational norms exist based largely in response to the world environment during a group’s formative years.  For the older half of the millennial generation (those currently 18 – 34) the rollercoaster economy seems to be making its mark. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Millennials are more cautious about debt than is typically expected of twenty somethings. In fact, in the past 12 years, the average debt in young households was reduced by almost half. I was especially interested in the author’s comment that this behavior is… Read More

Categories: Generations, Matures, Recession Economy

Gen X Still Buying Online

Posted On January 17, 2013

Back in 2009 when Pew took a look at the generations online, their survey revealed that while Millennials were the Internet’s most avid users, Gen Xers were the biggest online buyers. Four years later, a Forrester study reveals that’s still pretty much the case. According to the survey, Millennials are the most likely to use the internet to shop, with 84% having done so in the last 3 months compared to about 80% of Gen Xers. However, Xers spent the most online, about $561 a piece during the 3 months covered by the study compared with $489 from Millennials and… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Matures

Boomers Caring for Matures

Posted On November 29, 2012

As Baby Boomers work towards retirement and see their kids off to college, many are finding that they still have a major responsibility: caring for their parents. 40% of Boomers are caring for their aging parents, all of the Mature generation. And it’s definitely affecting their lives and work: nearly 70% of Boomers report missing work to take care of an elderly relative. 60% have employed caregivers, 10% have left work, and another 10% have reduced the number of hours they work. Many are also caught between caring for their kids and their parents – the classic sandwich generation.  But… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generations, Matures

Construction Industry Institute (CII) Program called How to Achieve Success in your Workplace: An MBA of a Different Sort

Posted On November 14, 2012 Above is a link to an association write up of a program I put together for them on how to get their next generation of leaders prepared for roles of responsibility – how to work with the leaders of today and how to prepare yourself for leadership tomorrow.  We seated everyone at rounds and made sure no two people from the same company was together so that the workshop portion could function most effectively.  It was two hours long, all customized for this client, with super results.  Below is the quote from my CII point of contact for the… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Matures, Workplace

Generational Wealth Transfer – Update

Posted On July 27, 2012

At the turn of the century, economists estimated that about $41 trillion in wealth would change hands from one generation to another by the middle of the century. Now, a couple of new studies help clarify which generations will be inheriting how much. For starters, according to a MetLife study, Baby Boomers still stand to inherit quite a bit from their Mature parents.  They estimate that over the next couple of decades Boomers will inherit nearly $12 trillion. According to the study, roughly two-thirds of Boomers will receive inheritances and the median inheritance or transfer will be about $64,000. That… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Matures, Wealth

Stand Out v Fit In? Open for Debate. Love your comments.

Posted On August 9, 2012

What do you think?  Please go to the YouTube page ( and weigh in w your thoughts. Cam

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generations, Matures, Workplace
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