Carol Marak; Chief Public Affairs,; Aging Alone Advocate, Speaker, Writer

Carol Marak –

Older adults and family caregivers deserve authentic and straightforward information on aging concerns. It’s not about younger vs. older; it’s about inter-generations; living together, learning from one another, and exploring solutions that abolish misguided perceptions. No matter the hard-hitting issues that families face, let’s face them together. Regardless if we make a mistake and fail, we learn to do it better the next time. Americans don’t need to do it alone; whether growing old or giving care. Instead, let’s be a society that finds a way to serve the dignity and respect in each of us.”

After caring for her parents, Carol realized that she will have no one to depend on for support. That’s when she launched the Elder Orphan Facebbook group and builds public awareness on the challenges and needed services for older adults who age alone.

Carol Marak earned a Fundamentals of Gerontology Certificate from the USC Davis School of Gerontology and advocates on behalf of older adults and family caregivers. She simplifies elder care research into doable know-how and steps for family caregivers. Research and data are her specialties. She knows caregivers are busy enough and have little time to interpret the how-to and advice from the experts in aging care. And she encourages families to challenge the dreaded, emotional runoff that surfaces when caring for a loved one.

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