About the Author View All Authors

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.

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...

If an ambulance should rush to your home are you prepared? In an emergency, all one needs to worry about...

“Growing older isn’t easy.” I hear those words from my friends and family. It’s hard to see them suffer physically,...

My wife, Gina, and I are in year five of owning and running a home care agency, and we’ve experienced...

A great question to ask when buying something, especially big ticket items, “Is this the best you can do?” It...