MRM Lecture Series

In Memory of Michael S. Ratner

Coming Events

June 12 Lecture:

Joy Loverde, Best-Selling Author of Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?
6:30-8:30 pm • Skokie Theater, 7924 North Lincoln Ave, Skokie, Illinois 60077

Living with chronic illness, dealing with a lifetime of accumulations, worrying about money, fighting off loneliness and isolation, change… we prepare for everything in life except how to handle challenges that come with aging. Whether you have family to assist or are navigating these years on your own, a sudden change can leave you scrambling to pick up the pieces – or take decision-making power out of your hands. You must be prepared.


On June 12, the MRM Lecture Series proudly presents best-selling author Joy Loverde, whose latest book, Who Will take Care of Me When I’m Old? is sure to resonate with members of our community – regardless of age.

Mature-market business consultant by day and author by night, Joy Loverde has been advocating and troubleshooting the causes, concepts, and needs of an aging population since 1989. Joy is also the author of the best seller The Complete Eldercare Planner. She has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show, NPR, in USA Today, Time Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

Joy will present her blueprint for “Prepping for Old Age” from her book, Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? including:

  • How to create a support network
  • Tools for smarter decision-making
  • Tips on making your home age-friendly
  • Finding the right livable neighborhood
  • Figuring out finances
  • Understanding care options
  • The latest products and services to help you age
  • Where to find insight and inspiration for your planning

Aging is sure to throw you curveballs. If you want to live the way you want for as long as possible, you need a well-conceived plan. Joy’s presentation will help you become the architect of your own destiny.

The Michael Ratner Memorial Lecture Series (MRM) features best-selling author Joy Loverde at the Skokie Theater on Tuesday, June 12 from 6:30-8:30. Joy’s presentation promises to be informative, entertaining and inspirational.

For more information contact:
Terry Ratner, RN, MFA