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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.

How many seniors deal with knee pain and problems? Today in the U.S., joint replacement surgeons perform close to 700,000...

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...

What is your mindset about growing older? Do you want to avoid thinking about it for as long as possible?...

The vast majority of women in the United States have children. However, in 2017, the fertility rate measuring the number...

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

Are you starting over in a new city where you don’t know anyone? Or thinking about making a move? Or...

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

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