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Joy Loverde

Path Carver.
Keynote Speaker.
Best-selling Author.

Solo Aging ♦ Senior Living ♦ Aging Parents

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Why is No One in the Family Talking About Money?

Award-winning journalist and Reuters contributor, Chris Taylor wrote an insightful article titled, The Last Taboo: Why nobody talks about money.  Chris states that “44% of Americans point to personal finances as the most challenging chat anyone can possibly have.” So what’s going on here? Why are family members so frightened to talk about this subject? […]

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Aging Alone? Here’s a simple plan.

Who will take care of me when I’m old? This unsettling question is on the minds of millions of people who have never married, are separated, divorced, or widowed. With people living longer than ever, if we live long enough, all of us can expect to age solo. In recent years, the definition of solo aging has

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Get Paid for Family Caregiving? Why not?

The notion that we should care for each other out of love and duty is deeply rooted in our moral code; but do we family caregivers have to go broke in the process? Plus, how will caregiving affect us emotionally being on call seven days a week, 24-hours a day? And what if we find

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Living Alone? Guess who’s coming to dinner?

If you are currently one of the millions of adults who are living alone, 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 solo agers contemplate every single day. At the same time, there’s another aspect of living alone

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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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