Category Archives: Joy Loverde

Time Flying by? Joy Loverde Offers Tips on Slowing it Down

By Joy Loverde The year is 1959. It’s July. I’m the first one up and out of the house. I’m sitting on the front porch. It’s already 89 degrees outside and I’ve got a long, hot day ahead of me. I have no plans and nowhere to go. I’m worried about absolutely nothing. Remembering slow…
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Joy Loverde Shares Tricks of the Trade: Part 2

by Joy Loverde The subject of my last blog “Joy Loverde Shares Tricks of the Trade: Part 1” focused on a creative solution for financing the care of an aging parent. I wrote about three siblings who managed to cover the cost of their mother’s care in spite of being on extremely tight budgets. This…
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Why Nobody in the Family Talks About Money

by Joy Loverde Award-winning journalist and Reuters contributor, Chris Taylor recently wrote an insightful article titled, Why nobody talks about money.   Chris backs up his findings with a study conducted by Wells Fargo & Co. that explains, “44% of Americans point to personal finances as the most challenging chat anyone can possibly have.”  …
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Like it or not we are judged by others

by Joy Loverde “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” Oh how I love this quotation! No one really knows exactly who said it. Abraham Lincoln? Mark Twain? Biblical Proverb? Maurice Switzer? Arthur Burns? John Maynard Keynes? Confucius? Anonymous? Who cares who said it? I love…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 18

by Joy Loverde The good news… sold my Aunt’s house in one day. The bad news… there is no downtime and the pressure is on. I kick into action and create a checklist of everything I have to do to relocate my Aunt. Also on my mind are the many tasks I can delegate. Listen…
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It’s 2015. Get ready to jump with Joy!

By Joy Loverde In anticipation of planning for the New Year, an article titled, “Inside the mind of a risk taker” caught my eye in the September 2014 issue of Real Simple Magazine . Here are the highlights from the article: “Embracing a new opportunity can require a major mind shift,” says Doug Sundheim, author…
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Joy Loverde's 2014 Year in Review

[caption id="attachment_7837" align="alignright" width="258"] Follow Joy on Pinterest[/caption] Below is a compilation of posts Joy Loverde's 2014 year in rview from the  EldercareABCBlog: Joy Loverde’s Pinterest; A World of PossibilitiesAre you looking for a gift for your aging parents for the holidays? Visit Joy’s Pinterest board to explore some of Joy’s great suggestions. Once you’re…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 17

by Joy Loverde Two years. That’s the amount of time I waited for the ball to drop. Two years observing my Aunt from the sidelines as she slowly but surely did herself in. Two years anticipating that at any time she was an accident waiting to happen. Two years of being ready to take action.…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 16

  by Joy Loverde Over the past two years (I began this journey the summer of 2012) my Aunt has remained adamant about staying put. And if you have been reading my blog posts along the way (Moving a Reluctant Parents Parts 1-15) then you know there has not been much progress in spite of…
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