Holiday indulgence in moderation?

Holiday indulgence in moderation?

Question: Do you have any tips on how I can indulge in all the holiday food festivities without overdoing it? You aren’t the only one wondering ...

November 22nd, 2018 |  


Choosing Medicare drug coverage can be tricky

Karen R., a 70-year-old Medicare beneficiary living in a mid-size town in Indiana, contacted me recently about her Part D drug coverage. She and her h...

November 18th, 2018 |  


Songs of Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving upon us and Christmas mere weeks away, I once again notice an imbalance in holiday music - a decided plethora of yuletide songs over...

November 18th, 2018 |  



Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

Recently, a reader asked, “If you can’t afford to live in a senior care facility, or have family to take care of you what other options do...

November 15th, 2018 |  


Another kind of bucket list

When that Morgan Freeman/Jack Nicholson movie, The Bucket List, appeared in my TV listings last week, I remembered seeing the film around the time it ...

November 11th, 2018 |  


A year or 2 not too long to use uncooked frozen turkey

A year or 2 not too long to use uncooked frozen turkey

Question: I bought two turkeys last November, with the intent to cook one at Thanksgiving and the second one for New Year’s Day. We ended up goi...

November 11th, 2018 |  


Carol Marak invites you to opt-in to her weekly newsletter, Age with Purpose

It’s time to take steps to ensure that your fall season is safe with these tips from the Center for Disease Control.It’s time to turn the ...

November 8th, 2018 |  


Raising the bar for dementia care

Raising the bar for dementia care

One of the key functions of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is to help nursing homes and other long-term care providers in Ohio conti...

November 7th, 2018 |  


Eating and screen time not a good mix

Eating and screen time not a good mix

Question: My kids love to watch TV or view their cellphones or tablets while they eat. I used to eat cereal on Saturday mornings and watch cartoons wh...

November 5th, 2018 |  


Pausing for positivity

There certainly is change in the air. We have turned our calendars to a new month, traded in our Halloween pumpkins and autumn leaves for Christmas wr...

November 4th, 2018 |