Healthcare, Advocacy, Caregiving

Carol Marak – Aging Alone Advocate, Speaker, Writer

Carol Marak –  Carol Marak is THE authority in the aging alone, elder orphan, and solo aging population who understands and supports the individuals facing growing older and alone challenges. Carol and her sisters helped their parents with elder care concerns. Her father lived with Alzheimer’s disease, and her mother developed a chronic heart condition. After they passed, she questioned, “who will do all that for me?” Carol has no spouse, partner, or children to count on as she grows older.has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, PBS, NPR, AARP, USNews, American Society on Aging, local newspapers throughout the U.S. and radio shows. She covers topics including: staying healthy and fit, creating support and connections where I live, avoiding isolation and loneliness, finding transportation, and other issues older adults and family caregivers encounter.

Jennifer Fink – Creator of the Fading Memories Podcast

Jennifer Fink – Creator of the Fading Memories Podcast Jennifer Fink created the Fading Memories podcast because she wanted to help other families cope with the daunting task of caring for Alzheimer’s or dementia patients. Her mom had Alzheimer’s for more than 15 years so she has a lot to share. She shares stories from other caregivers who have walked this same path. The goal of my podcast is to be a voice of knowledge and inspiration. Hearing these stories at any moment when those are most needed is why she chose the podcast platform. Since all of her podcasts are videotaped, Jennifer brings an inventory of great knowledge to Sage Stream. She will help us reach family caregivers with selected live video streams too. Launched on May 1, 2018, the show has regularly covered healthy lifestyle options for maintaining brain health. Guests include gerontologists and neuropsychologists who give their professional advice on aging and brain health.

Anthony Cirillo – Health, Aging, Caregiving Expert, Influencer, Speaker

Anthony Cirillo – Anthony Cirillo is president of The Aging Experience, creator of the Caregiver Smile Summit, and founder of Virtual Activity Director, a senior entertainment/education platform. Anthony is also a member of the Nationwide Financial / National Council on Aging Health and Wellness Roundtable and a member of the Bank of America Elder Care Policy Roundtable. He helps health care organizations craft experiences and seize opportunities the mature marketplace. He helps family caregivers thrive and individuals make educated aging decisions. A consultant and professional speaker, Anthony is a monthly contributor on The Charlotte Today program, a monthly contributor to Sixty and Me and US News and World Report,  a former blogger for Huff Post 50, and the former / VeryWell expert in Senior Care, He previously served on the national board of Senior Net and is the former executive board member of the Dementia Action Alliance. In his home community he participates in Huntersville CARES, a dementia friendly community initiative, and is the board chairman of the Lake Norman Family Health Clinic. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives with a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania, Anthony’s clients have ranged from the Cleveland Clinic, Unisys, and King Faisal Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Carolinas Health Care, Novant Health, Wall Street startups and many more. Anthony is available for speaking engagements and live-stream presentations covering a variety of health care topics that engage, inform and entertain audiences.