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What experts say about WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF ME WHEN I'M OLD?

"Right on Trend.  Finally a friendly how-to that brings information and comfort." —— Faith Popcorn, CEO Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve

"The aging book of the next decade; the "go-to” book that should be read as a rite of passage into positive aging." —Richard Leider, International bestselling author of The Power of Purpose, Repacking Your Bags, & Life Reimagined

“Clear, practical, relevant, vital… this book engages readers to create their own customizable plan for aging. An exceptionally worthwhile read.”                                  Bob Blancato,  Chairman, American Society on Aging

"Your book is the support many are looking for." Sherrill Wayland MSW, Manager of National Projects, SAGE Advocacy and Services for LGBT elders

What’s the best predictor of a good old age? Not health, not wealth, but a robust social network. Joy Loverde has written an invaluable guide to laying the groundwork for the future you want—the sooner the better." — Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

"...thoughtfully discusses a wide range of crucial life issues with deep understanding, complete candor, and inspired guidance for all." — David Schless, President, American Seniors Housing Association, Washington, DC

This book effectively challenges the notion that aging means disability – and with that, stigma of being old” — Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, University of California, San Diego

"Loverde compellingly shows us that, if we overcome the strong tendency to engage in denial and choose to plan carefully, we can age with a physical, emotional and spiritual safety net of supportive relationships, along with a strong potential for growth and fulfillment." —Ron Pevny, M.A., Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering  and author of Conscious Living, Conscious Aging

“This book will be the guide post for all individuals living and growing older, no matter the status or circumstance. I will highly recommend it to my Elder Orphan Facebook group.”  —— Carol Marak, Emerging Aging Alone Expert, Syndicated Columnist, and Chief Public Relations Office at

"Practical, positive, and creative; a great starting point to begin the conversations people must have with themselves and with those who will be their care partners in the future. The emphasis is on having a strategy in place for all the uncertainties that might occur, and then to focus on living fully now." ——Susan Bridges, President, William Bridges Associates; Co-author, Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

A must-have companion. Combines the critical elements, questions, and tools to make contemplation of and planning for this undesired life stage.” — Jackie Pinkowitz, Board Chair, Dementia Action Alliance

"Joy reminds us that, by taking proactive steps as we age, we can lay the foundation for an independent, fulfilling, and happy life, and continue to be in control of our circumstances." — Wendi Burkhardt, CEO and Co-Founder of Silvernest, Inc.

“Packed with illuminating, eye-opening, quality questions and the secret of time travel, this book should be required reading for everyone over 40.  It will teach you how to visualize and advocate for your true future self.”  — Bruce Frankel, author of What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life?

“There’s a lot of help inside Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?...Author Joy Loverde encourages readers to do a lot of prep-work, including a good amount of self-examination...extremely helpful.” The Bookworm Sez syndicated columnist

Highly recommended for anyone over 60 and their loved ones.” —Library Journal, starred review

"To sum up this book, it brings you questions that need to be answered." — Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D., Universal Design Living Laboratory 



"Little did I realize how this book would be like a daily Bible to me. I was literally reading a chapter ahead of the events as they unfolded in the next days. It was giving me answers to questions I had not yet asked, but found myself doing so in the days to follow." David Spaulding, family caregiver

"The book is the best we saw." American Medical Association
"The "Documents Locator" at the end - the whole list of legal, personal, medical documents you might need - is worth the price of admission alone." National Alliance for Caregiving
"Joy offers realistic solutions to the eldercare crisis every American faces today." White House Conference on Aging

" all-in-one resource guide designed to help employees sanely and successfully manage the care of their elders." HR Magazine

"All the issues are covered, all the emergencies, all the possible scenarios and all the questions you need to have answered are here. the caregiver a sense that she/he made order out of chaos." Children of Aging Parents

 "No ordinary how-to book. ... useful for clinicians." American Counseling Association

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Da Capo Lifelong Books
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