Who Will Take Care Of Me When I’m Old?

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"Why are these people alone? Why are they sad? Why are they not doing anything? That's what I wanted to know the first time I visited a nursing home as a high schooler. And that was the moment I knew I wanted to do something about it."

“When the nun at my high school asked who wanted to go visit the nursing home, I raised my hand,” shares Joy Laverde. “That visit changed my life. I wanted to know why these people were alone, lonely, and not engaged. I’ve been working to change it for them ever since.”

Another great message from Joy form the is episode: “My favorite advice is to invite people to go make friends with someone 30 years older. Listen to them. Ask them questions. Learn. And be a friend. It will change your life.”

Now a best-selling author, keynote speaker, long-term care strategist and so much more, Joy is changing lives every day. Enjoy the episode!

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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity Engage and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells & Francis LeGasse.  Subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play or Stitcher. Find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at ignitehope@mavericksofseniorliving.