Former Student Launches Caregiving Service [Aggie Network]

Armed with a psychology degree from the College Station campus, advanced degrees in technology commercialization and gerontology from other Texas-based universities, and a licensed nursing home administrator, Amy walks as many others do – as a ‘Granddaughter’ caring for neighbors, friends and family.  This is the inspiration for SandwYch and was borne of her own life’s experiences.  During her early college years, Laine assisted her parents with caregiving duties for her grandparents while her parents managed their careers and helped Amy and her sister navigate their high school and college years.

Laine’s parents were original members of what is now known as the “Sandwich Generation,” an unchartered territory of being “sandwiched” in the middle taking care of parents and raising a family while being in the prime of one’s career. 

Laine’s digital native service provides valuable resources and insight on its website, and on social media, she shares daily words of encouragement and quick tips to a growing online community of caretakers. Laine offers subscriber-based self-paced and group-based video lessons designed to equip families with the knowledge necessary to make informed choices and have tough conversations with courage.

Laine remains connected to the Aggie Spirit as a past board member and current member of Aggie Women. She is active in The Association of Former Students along with her husband and fellow Aggie, Dale Laine ‘78.   

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