Joy Loverde

The First Friday Club of Chicago in Cooperation with

the Authors Group (Union League Club)


Ms. Joy Loverde

Author: Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? and

The Complete Eldercare Planner

Who will address the topic:

“Caring for Aging Parents and Loved Ones while Planning for Your Future Self - Are You Ready?”

The Baby Boom Generation has become the new senior citizen generation, with more than 6000 Americans turning 65 every day. At the same time more and more people are living into their 90s. This data presents us with two fears: the fear of dying and the fear of living too long.

Many of us might become--if we aren’t already--the caregivers for grandparents, parents, spouses, siblings, and beloved friends. Without careful planning, that role as caregiver can put our own physical, emotional, financial, housing, and legal needs at risk. 

But wait--what about you and me, especially if we have no children or others to rely on as we grow older? Joy Loverde points to the increasing percentage of the middle-aged and Baby Boomers who are aging solo: the never married, separated, divorced, and widowed. Given this reality, the number one question we all need to ask ourselves is, “Who will take care of me and be my advocate when I’m old?”