Liz Taylor

Liz Taylor is an expert writer for and serves on the panel of senior living experts for the Best of the Web contest.

Liz Taylor, founder & principal of Aging Well Consortium, is an award-winning journalist, speaker, consumer educator, and pioneer on a host of aging issues. Through her company, she consults with families and individuals, in addition to writing and lecturing on a variety of aging topics. Her mission is to educate families, older people, community planners, legislators, and providers on important issues that affect how we age.

From 1994 - 2008, Liz wrote an enormously popular weekly column on aging in The Seattle Times that attracted thousands of readers regionally and nationally. Today she’s expanded her column into a quarterly e-newsletter, Aging Deliberately, which earned a national award in 2011.

Liz coined the phrase, “Aging Deliberately,” to express her firm belief that most of us age “accidentally,” without planning or forethought. Instead, she says, “We must face our aging head on, learning how to age on purpose –- deliberately! Only then will we have some control over what happens to us.”

Aging Parents: Starting the Conversation

Liz Taylor’s first book, Aging Parents: Starting the Conversation, is the first volume in a 6-part series that brings expert authority to the many issues of aging well, from dementia care to finding the right housing solutions.

Never in the history of the world have so many people lived so long, a trend that is likely to continue far into our future. This unprecedented longevity, far more than in earlier generations, is causing millions of adult children—often with their own children still at home or even with grandchildren in college—to become responsible for the well-being and care of their aging parents.

Learn more about how to start the conversation with your aging parents by downloading a Free Overview of the Book. Aging Parents: Starting the Conversation is available for download as an eBook from

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