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Joy Loverde

Path Carver.
Keynote Speaker.
Best-selling Author.

Solo Aging ♦ Caregiving ♦ Aging Parents

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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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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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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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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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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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Family Caregivers: Are you addicted to busyness?

Author, Damon Brown writes, “’Projects, people and passions can keep us on the move, but there is a distinct difference between busyness and productivity. Productivity feels like you do not want to stop. Busyness feels like you cannot stop.” Busyness fulfils the ego. Busyness becomes a measurement of worth. Busyness fulfills guilt. Not taking a

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