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About Carol Marak

Carol Marak founded the Elder Orphan Facebook Group and https://www.CarolMarak.com. She’s an experienced family caregiver who focuses her efforts on solo agers. Carol believes the act of giving care puts primary caregivers at risk of aging alone. Follow Carol on https://www.facebook.com/Carebuzz/ and enjoy her Live events on smart aging topics.
Latest Posts | By Carol Marak
Can We Come Together to Disrupt Aging Alone?
3 years 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

Elder Orphans: Tough Questions Answered
3 years 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
3 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

Elder Orphans: Exploring the 5 Stages of Aging
3 years ago

Elder Orphans: Exploring the 5 Stages of Aging

By  •  Lifestyle

The best advice that I ever received on retirement and long-term care is, “the best time to plan is long before you need it.” Another good piece of advice is, “plan while you still have the energy, physical and mental health, and resources.” This is why 2016 is my year for planning. What are the consequences of not making a long-term care plan?
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Elder Orphan: Creating a Plan for Aging Alone
3 years ago

Elder Orphan: Creating a Plan for Aging Alone

By  •  Lifestyle

It’s important to build a long-term care and retirement plan early on, especially if you are single and don’t have children. The deeper I go into my sixties, the more I have become aware of the need to thoroughly prepare.  Read More

How to Plan Your Elderly Care if You Don’t Have Children or a Spouse
4 years ago

How to Plan Your Elderly Care if You Don’t Have Children or a Spouse

By  •  Lifestyle

One question that many people ask themselves as they get a little older is, “Who will care for me when I’m old?” People with children do not want to be a burden – and they didn’t have a family for the sake of being taken care of later in life. But, in a sense, children still are a good insurance policy. Read More