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Joy Loverde

Path Carver.
Keynote Speaker.
Best-selling Author.

Solo Aging ♦ Caregiving ♦ Aging Parents

Baby Boomer

Aging Solo? Guess who’s coming to dinner?

If you are currently aging solo, understandably you may be focused on the question, who will take care of me when I’m old? It is, after all, a real concern that millions of solo agers contemplate every single day. At the same time, there’s another aspect of aging alone that often takes solo agers by […]

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Aging Parents: Are you at war with siblings? Read this.

Every week, it never fails that I get an email from an angry family member who complains about siblings who do not do their fair share of parent caregiving. They ask for help, yet brothers and sisters flat out refuse to be of assistance and/or ignore requests altogether. What’s going on? Truth is family caregiving

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Worried about your aging parents? Don’t say a word to them until you read this.

You have a feeling that it’s time to pay attention to your aging parents. They are healthy and active now, but you are well aware of what may happen down the road. They may be diagnosed with a chronic illness. Or worse yet, they may run out of money. And YOU don’t want to be

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Anger, Caregiving, and Aging Parents: What To Do About It

Let’s say your mom got scammed by someone over the phone and kept it a secret because she felt foolish and embarrassed. Or conversations with Dad escalate into shouting matches on a regular basis. You’re so angry all the time that by now you’re beginning to suffer from physical symptoms like headaches, frequent colds, interrupted

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Hiring In-Home Helpers for Your Aging Parent? Do These Four Things

Home care is now needed and you have decided to contact a local in-home agency rather than hire someone yourself. Grocery shopping, cooking, bathing, and laundry has become too much to handle. Hiring a professional caregiver to come into the home means that you are going to be dealing with many people coming and going

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Got Aging Parents? Helping Them May Include Selling Their House

Let’s say Mom and Dad have decided to move into a retirement community or move closer to you, and now they want you to handle the process of selling their home. Where do you start? Worse yet, what if you don’t live anywhere near your parents? How do you accomplish this important task from long

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Solo Ager? Let’s Eat Together

NOTHING binds us better than sharing a meal. Young and old. Rich and poor. Gay and straight. Everyone is welcome to the table. Isolation and loneliness is a modern-day reality. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Join the “Let’s Eat Together” movement and together we can change our lives, and those who are

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Moving an Aging Parent into Your Home: Are You Sure?

The holidays came and went. Perhaps you spent significant family-time together with Mom and Dad — on their turf. Did what you see and hear disturb you in any way? Are you aware of any problems they may be having that require your immediate attention? Take a deep breath. If what you witnessed finally convinced you

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Birthday coming up? What do you give aging parents who have everything?

I have a gift idea for your parents that will change their lives – and yours. By now Mom and Dad (and Gramma) probably have everything they ever wanted and needed. And giving them more stuff only adds to the pile of unwanted items. They tell you that they have everything they need in life.

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Attention Adult Children: Got an Aging Parent Who Does Nothing All Day?

You get along fine with Mom and Dad. You have your life, and they have theirs. You do what you want and so do they. Sometimes that means your parents spend their entire day doing nothing more than sitting around the house watching TV, reading the newspaper, making something to eat, taking naps, and watching

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