Doctor Marion graduated with a B.A. with honors from City College in New York, an M.S. in Recreation Therapy from Lehman College (CUNY) in New York, and a Ph. D. in Human and Organizational Development with Specialization in Gerontology, Retirement, and Special Populations from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. She is trained as a New York State Nursing Home Administrator. Doctor Marion created and was the Director of the Professional Geriatric Care Management Certificate Program at Hunter College's Brookdale Center on Aging. She selected 25 new students each year and then taught them in a variety of disciplines. The program graduated 120 students in five years.

Doctor Marion is also an accomplished lecturer who has presented the following seminars: Care of an Aging Parent; Caring for the Caretaker; Counseling Skills; Dying, Death, and Bereavement; Geriatrics; Retirement Planning; and Stress Management for the Elderly. She's a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators, the American Society on Aging, the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, the Gerontological Society of America, the National Alzheimer's Association, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, the National Council on Aging, and the National Institute of Adult Day Care, among others.

Doctor Marion is a featured columnist for and she enjoys an extensive partnership with, the web's leading elder care information portal. She has appeared on The TODAY Show, ABC News Now, Good Morning America Now, The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, National Public Radio, Walgreens’ Health Corner show, Retirement Living TV, and dozens of local morning news shows. Her public service announcement "Doctor Marion Minute" elder care program currently airs on more than 300 radio outlets coast-to-coast. She has been quoted on elder care issues by the Associated Press, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Parade magazine, Prevention magazine, Woman's World, The Baltimore Sun, Newsday,,, and among many others.


If you would like to learn more about
ElderIssues LifeLedger, take a tour at