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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.

Aging happens naturally, but aging well takes careful planning. Take steps to ensure that your financial, living, and medical needs...

The cold and dry season is here and it can leave your skin itchy, red, and irritated. Combat dry winter...

The aging population rapidly increases and between 2015 and 2050, the number of older adults will double from about 12%...

Entertainment is a priority for me, but spending money on it isn’t. So, I’m on a mission to find low-cost...

Since 51 percent of people over 75 live alone, the holidays are a lonely time for many people. AARP says...

The concept of growing older without household support can be a shocking wake up call. That’s what happened to me...

Having friends makes life a lot more fun, enjoyable, and easier to deal with challenges. But as one grows older,...

Family members at times take on the role of caregiving suddenly, assuming the tasks of helping a loved one without...

Frauds and scams have escalated. Here are a few tips I received from my bank that will help keep us...