Solo and Smart Upcoming Book and YouTube Channel

Very happy to announce my book deal with a publishing company!  Solo and Smart coming to Amazon and bookstores near you in 2021! WooHoo! 

The book, Solo and Smart, starts out with my family's personal encounters and experiences we had...

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How Will You Pay for Senior Care?

Mainsail Retirement is helping seniors achieve more financial stability for their retirement years and looking for people to evaluate their product offerings. They are looking for people over 70 who own their homes fully (no mortgage) to...

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What's Important to You, Youthful or Useful?

Uncategorized Jun 23, 2020

Last week at an online conference, Ken Dychtwald, founder, the Age Wave, gave a presentation on Fatherhood. Ken’s suggestions applied to men and how they could be more active and involved with the younger generations.

The younger people...

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What Seniors Need When Planning for Aging Alone


Immediately following caregiving for both my parents, it occurred to me,

"Who will do all those things for me?

The question transformed my life from a working person in high tech into a practical futurist.  I didn't transform...

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The Art of Predicting the Past

History of Futurism 

David B. Barrett (1996, p. 1021) locates the origins of futurism‘ at around 47,000 BC. For him, futurism began with the emergence of divination by mediums, oracles or augurs. These were consulted in order to...

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Beating Isolation and Staying Social

beat isolation get mini May 21, 2020

(Image courtesy of SoulPancake.com)

Quarantine has been both a blessing and a curse in many ways, but the best thing to come out of it for me is a website called Big & Mini. When I first heard about Big & Mini, I was immediately...

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Stay Social with Big and Mini - An Intergenerational Connection

Recently, I was introduced to the founders of BigandMini.org, created by students and faculty at UT Austin (pictured above.) Big & Mini is a virtual volunteering organization that allows younger people to be paired with older adults in...

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History of Aging Paves the Way to the Future

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is doing research and gaining self-knowledge and improvement.  

Recently, I completed a Future Thinking course online. It was called, Ready, Set, Future.  The topic has always been fascinating to...

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Stay Social through Social Distancing, the Snug Way

 

With all the information about COVID 19 coming in at rapid speed, it’s hard to keep up with it!  Even local and state governments have rules about social distancing and when a person can leave their homes! It’s maddening and...

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How to Be a Go-To Authority for Successful Aging

 

Hi there, I’m Carol Marak, founder of the Elder Orphan Facebook Group, and the go-to authority on aging alone by leading publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, and more!

I’m an Aging...

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