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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.

It’s no secret that I run a Facebook group for people growing older at home. It’s geared to the individuals...

Most of us want to age-in-place. But can we? Affordable, accessible and well-located housing affects the quality of life for...

This week at the Aging Well Conference in Arlington, I was invited to speak on the critical topic, The Decisions...

A recent column discussed the significant legal paperwork and the long-term care options. Research says, most of us deny that...

Estate planning structures current and projected assets for future allocation and disposal. It eliminates the uncertainties over probate and maximizes...

“Growing older isn’t easy.” I hear those words from my friends and family. It’s hard to see them suffer physically,...

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

People put a lot of energy into being happy and joyful. I for one seem to obsess about the emotion....

Last week’s column discussed telephone fraudsters and other senior scams to watch out for, especially this time of year. Unfortunately,...

Do you plan to retire in the near future and thinking about downsizing from the suburban two-story? The question comes...

Entertainment is a priority for me, but spending money on it isn’t. So, I’m on a mission to find low-cost...

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

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

The lifestyle and concept of aging alone is not new, but in the U.S. more people experience aging at home...

If you’re one of the 30 percent of older adults living alone in the U.S., then you might be one...

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