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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Do You Have An Aging Plan Poll Results

In the last article, I asked, Boomer, What's Your Elder Care Plan? In the article, readers had the opportunity to take a poll for the purpose of giving me feedback about your desire to create a long-term plan. I want to know...

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Boomer, What's Your Elder Care Plan?

In a Forbes article, Howard Gleckman says, "As 2020 dawns, the U.S. is about to reach a critical, historic tipping point in its need to care for frail older adults. And we are tragically unprepared."

In 2025, the first phase of the...

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How a Self-Care Journal Can Help A Loved One Who is Aging

Self-Care is vital at any and every age. And, everyone wins when an individual is intentional about their habits related to health and happiness.

As a Certified Caregiving Consultant, I often advise my clients to encourage their loved ones to do...

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How to Plan for Self Care When Aging Alone

It feels like yesterday when I helped my parents with their elder care needs, while working a full-time job. Today, I’m the one who has grown older and occasionally need help, but unlike my parents, I don’t have adult...
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5 Habits to Embrace for Independence

I strive to live life on my terms. In fact, my strong desire to always be independent and the master of my own destiny sometimes causes friction with those I love. But the reality is I am not different than most Americans. I mean our...

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