Joy Loverde

Path Carver.
Keynote Speaker.
Best-selling Author.

Solo Aging ♦ Caregiving ♦ Aging Parents

Month: July 2022

Taking Away the Car Keys: What Comes After?

If you like to listen to TED Talks as much as I do then you might have come across the lecture by Bran Ferren and his inspiring presentation titled, “To create for the ages, let’s combine art and engineering.” When Bran Ferren was nine years old his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — …

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Caregiver Tip: Refuse to be Anyone’s Middleman

It’s so subtle you may not even realize that it’s happening. Your sister asks, “How is Mom feeling after her surgery?” Your son wants to know, “How is Dad doing?” You mother inquires, “Is your daughter enjoying her new job?”  And just like that you are right in the middle of two other relationships. You …

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Hospice: You Gotta Shop Around

Like many Baby Boomers, I am experiencing the deaths of close friends and beloved family members at a fast and furious rate. Sometimes the deaths come after a long and painful dying process. Other times – Poof! People die with little to no warning. This month alone, four individuals whom I loved dearly died unexpectedly. …

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