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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.

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

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....

This past week, I spent time attending presentations and workshops at the 2019 Aging in America Conference that was held...

Most of us want to stretch the dollar and lessen expenses. To have enough money to cover all the bills...

The older segment living without the support of grown children, a spouse or partner continues to rise. Having few to...

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,...