A great society requires great behavioral health

A great society requires great behavioral health

Over 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy presented a Special Message to Congress identifying mental illness as one of America’s “most ...

January 6th, 2019 |  


Measuring the family at Christmas

When my great-nieces came to visit last week, they brought along the American Girl dolls jolly St. Nick had left under their tree. I was amazed that t...

January 6th, 2019 |  


Get on the waitlist for Carol Marak’s Facebook subscription group and learn how to plan for aging well. Send an email to carol@seniorcare.com and say you’re interested in the group.

Another new year and time to set resolutions and jot down how to achieve them. It’s difficult to set exercise goals around an activity that you&...

January 3rd, 2019 |  



Court ruling would end ACA benefits

Right before Christmas a U.S. District Court judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, was unconstitutional. What’s m...

January 3rd, 2019 |  


How it was … and so it goes!

I cannot be the only person who has had trouble keeping the days and dates straight of late: there seem to have been at least three Saturdays and Sund...

December 30th, 2018 |  


Beware of incorrect info

The other day came a lengthy report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing worrisome findings for anyone with a Medica...

December 28th, 2018 |  


Get on the waitlist for Carol Marak’s Facebook subscription group and learn how to plan for aging well. Send an email to carol@seniorcare.com and say you’re interested in the group.

Social isolation and disconnection contribute to depression. If you go online in search of the latest health news, one trend you’re sure to spot...

December 27th, 2018 |  


The Stories of Christmas

For several weeks now, the TV Guide feature on my television has been displaying title after title of Christmas-themed movies. And the Hallmark Channe...

December 23rd, 2018 |  


Get on the waitlist for Carol Marak’s Facebook subscription group and learn how to plan for aging well. Send an email to carol@seniorcare.com and say you’re interested in the group.

Since 51 percent of people over 75 live alone, the holidays are a lonely time for many people. AARP says that number adds up to 15 million people in t...

December 21st, 2018 |  


Laws protect gift card buyers, receivers

Laws protect gift card buyers, receivers

Virtually everyone gets or gives a gift card for a holiday or a birthday and, on average, eight out of every 10 consumers will buy a gift card for hol...

December 19th, 2018 |