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.”