If you are raising your children while, at the same time, looking after aging parents, you are part of what is called the Sandwich Generation. On any given day, you may be trying to figure out core math to help your kids with their homework and learning about Medicare or Medicaid to make sure your parents are taken care of.

I don’t need to tell you how hard and overwhelming this can be. The challenges are many, the choices are hard, and your stress level can go through the roof. It’s not easy and often times getting information can be a very frustrating process.

But, there is help this week in Dutchess County for seniors and their caregivers. The Dutchess County Office for the Aging will once again present a series of Senior Seminars this Thursday, November 1 at the New Hackensack Reformed Church on 376, just south of the Dutchess County Airport.

There are 9 seminars on the schedule for this year covering a wide range of topics such as a Medicare Q & A, Seniors and the Law, the Home Energy Assistance Program, and more. This event has grown in popularity in recent years to the point that space and parking limitations require that if you want to attend, you’ll need to pre-register.

You can still call 845-486-255 to pre-register. You just might get some answers to your questions and get the help you’ve been waiting for. You’ll not only be able to take better care of the people in your life, but you'll reduce your stress as well. If you would like to volunteer to assist seniors with parking and refreshments, get in touch with Office for the Aging outreach coordinator Brian Jones to find out more, at (845) 486-2555.