My name is Carol Marak, Solo Advisor and Advocate, soon to be published author, SOLO and SMART, 2021, and the go-to authority on topics of aging alone.
After spending thousands of hours helping my parents, researching needed resources, and writing hundreds of articles on aging-related topics for the senior care sector, I've learned what's needed to grow older confidently. It was caregiving that awakened me to the significance of planning ahead, especially since I was on my own and had no adult children or spouse to rely on.
Ten years later, I've set up a socially connected and fulfilling lifestyle that encourages expansion and growth. Today, I teach solo adults to do the same for themselves by applying the same achievable steps that I put into play for the future. It's imperative for adults to build a strong future self, one that plans for good health, affordable housing, companions, personal care and support.
The aging sector has room to learn and understand about solo adults; our concerns, our obstacles, and and how to market to us! Ask me how! Solo agers can have a safe, independent, and confident older life even without family.