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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.

Medicare Supplement Insurance, also known as Medigap, is a private insurance policy that helps pay some of the health care...

New year resolutions can drive us nuts, especially the ones dealing with exercise. There’s nothing more irritating than setting goals...

Recently, a reader asked, “If you can’t afford to live in a senior care facility, or have family to take...

A few weeks ago, a reader asked, “Can you tell me the differences between a geriatric care manager and a...

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

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

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,...

I use an app called SnugSafe. It’s a check-in service for people aging alone. Recently, Snug surveyed the members in...