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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.

Are you looking for ways to pay for long-term care? The national average cost per month for senior housing starts...

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses carry deeply rooted stigma forcing people with a mental health challenge to suffer in...

A recent survey funded by The SCAN Foundation found close to four in 10 Americans, age 40+, believe Medicare and...

An Aging Matters reader asked, “I would like Information about paying high dental costs. Do people have two dental policies?...

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,...