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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.

Do you believe 10,000 steps a day is realistic? I’ve always enjoyed walking outdoors, not on a treadmill. But before...

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

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,...

Weather predictions across the Midwest and the Atlantic areas will be above-normal snowfalls and below normal temperatures in regions. The...

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

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