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Carol Marak

Aging Advocate

Carol Marak, aging alone advocate, columnist, speaker and editor at Seniorcare.com. A former family caregiver, who earned a Fundamentals of Gerontology Certificate from the USC Davis School of Gerontology and writes about personal concerns while growing older.

A book that caught my eye, or should say, a book’s title that caught my eye, Your Bodies Many Cries...

Have you heard of the term Elder Orphan?  It’s a new way of framing categorizing who are aging alone.  I...

Staying socially active enriches our lives, and creating intergenerational friends keeps us young at heart and mind. But, how does...

Nearly ninety percent of the senior citizens across the U.S. prefer to age in place and grow old at home....

Last week’s column discussed telephone fraudsters and other senior scams to watch out for, especially this time of year. Unfortunately,...

A social friendship builds inclusion and connection. One of the paths to healthy aging includes connecting with peers and building...

This week at the Aging Well Conference in Arlington, I was invited to speak on the critical topic, The Decisions...

My friend and colleague, Elizabeth B. Miller, founder of HappyHealthyCaregiver.com, cared for her aging parents and mother-in-law. The experience inspired...

A reader requests, “Many retirees opt to sell their homes and rent apartments.  It would be great to see something...