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About Carol Marak

Carol Marak is an Aging Advocate and Editor at Seniorcare.com. She’s an experienced family caregiver and writes about aging issues, senior care concerns, and the family’s role throughout the journey. She is passionate about ending society’s barriers that obstruct aging with dignity. Her work appears in Huffington Post and senior health outlets. Follow at @Carebuzz and @SeniorCareQuest.
Latest Posts | By Carol Marak
Fighting Loneliness: How Local Friends Can Become Your New Family
2 weeks ago

Fighting Loneliness: How Local Friends Can Become Your New Family

The concept of aging alone occurred to me after helping my older parents with challenges like cleaning the house, meal preparation, shopping, driving to doctor’s appointments and medical treatments, and even managing medications. Read More

Finding a Location that Makes Aging in Place Comfortable
3 months ago

Finding a Location that Makes Aging in Place Comfortable

By  •  Lifestyle

Is it just me or does everyone who grows older alone think about the current circumstances and ask, How can I create a safe and independent lifestyle?
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When Living Alone, Be Sure Your Health Provider is Meeting Your Needs
5 months ago

When Living Alone, Be Sure Your Health Provider is Meeting Your Needs

By  •  Lifestyle

We know that growing older and living alone is hardest when residing in the suburbs. In urban areas are we have access to public transportation and potentially more people to interact with daily. Read More

How to Locate the Best and Healthiest Places for Aging Alone
6 months ago

How to Locate the Best and Healthiest Places for Aging Alone

By  •  Lifestyle

According to Pew Research Center, globally, there are 604 million (plus) people in the 65 and older category. In the United States, the 76 million Baby Boomers magnify the 65-plus group that stretches to over 50 million today. Read More

How to Fight the Feeling of Being Alone During the Holidays (Video)
8 months ago

How to Fight the Feeling of Being Alone During the Holidays (Video)

By  •  Lifestyle

Living solo is more common than most of us want to admit.

Over 25 percent of people over the age of 65 live alone in the United States and the statistic grows throughout the world. And in some U.S cities, the numbers swell to over 40 percent. Read More

Are You Aging Alone? Here’s How to Find a Home You Can Really Love!
1 year ago

Are You Aging Alone? Here’s How to Find a Home You Can Really Love!

By  •  Lifestyle

Several months ago, I launched an aging alone Facebook group. Members bring up hot topics like affordable housing and medical care, transportation concerns, and countering isolation. Housing ranks the number one challenge for people over 60. It is particularly important for women who are aging alone. Read More

Can We Come Together to Disrupt Aging Alone?
1 year ago

Can We Come Together to Disrupt Aging Alone?

By  •  Mindset

To “disrupt aging alone” has been top of mind since I turned 60. This month, I turn 65, so it’s growing even more relevant. Happy birthday to me! Read More

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic
1 year ago

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic

By  •  Lifestyle

Living alone is a luxury for single people. In my case, I relish having total privacy. It’s because I grew up sharing a bedroom with a sibling. Then, I left home for college and moved into a dorm, only to share another small room. Read More

Elder Orphans: Tough Questions Answered
1 year ago

Elder Orphans: Tough Questions Answered

By  •  Lifestyle

In a recent post, Planning takes Wisdom, Courage, and a Village I promised to ask Dr. Maria Carney, the elder orphans research lead, issues that bother readers most about aging alone. Read More

Elder Orphans: Planning Takes Courage, Wisdom and a Village
2 years ago

Elder Orphans: Planning Takes Courage, Wisdom and a Village

By  •  Lifestyle

Many people fall into the elder orphan segment. In fact, research suggests that close to one-quarter of Americans 65 and older could end up with no family to care for them. This makes sense when you consider the fact that one-third of people between the ages of 45 to 63 are single. Read More