Carol Marak is a solo aging advocate and coach, as well as the most widely recognized authority on topics related to aging alone in the years ahead. She is publisher of CarolMarak.com and founder the Elder Orphan Facebook Group, which has been cited in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, NPR and AARP. She offers Solo Living Group Support Coaching and private coaching, in addition to a Solo and Smart Course. Carol is a noted speaker at universities and conferences, such as Leading Age and the Society on Aging. Her forthcoming book, SOLO and SMART, will be published in 2022.