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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.

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

If you’re feeling anxious and stressed over the recent adversity and hard times, I feel you. Thousands of Americans are...

Are you looking for ways to pay for long-term care? The national average cost per month for senior housing starts...

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses carry deeply rooted stigma forcing people with a mental health challenge to suffer in...

A recent survey funded by The SCAN Foundation found close to four in 10 Americans, age 40+, believe Medicare and...

An Aging Matters reader asked, “I would like Information about paying high dental costs. Do people have two dental policies?...

A book that caught my eye, or should say, a book’s title that caught my eye, Your Bodies Many Cries...

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...