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Age of Disruption Tour: A Commercial

By Joy Loverde What if nearly everything we know about aging is wrong? On his 30-city tour, Dr. Bill Thomas encourages audiences of all ages to turn the tables on “Life’s Most Dangerous Game” and approach aging with the skill and enthusiasm it requires. I attended Dr. Thomas’ Age of Disruption event last week and…
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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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Joy Loverde Shares Tricks of the Trade: Part I

by Joy Loverde   Follow Joy on Pinterest Meeting family caregivers face-to-face and learning about how they solve parent-care problems is one of the many rewards I cherish when I am on the road. Their eldercare suggestions and inventions never cease to amaze me. Here is a tip I heard about last week that is…
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Will you need Home Care or Home Health Care

It’s confusing and sometimes difficult to know which care is needed, home care or home health care. Do you know the differences? A good way to quickly assess which care will serve your relative, follow these simple suggestions. The first thing to remember about receiving help, you don’t need to be frail, unable to care…
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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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