Aging Council

The senior population rapidly grows. 75,000,000 baby boomers approach retirement, and an average 10,000 turn 65 every day. The older citizens face high health care costs, tumbling retirement savings, fewer jobs, isolation, and abuse.’s mission is to educate and inform.

Dedicated professionals work relentlessly to help the adults and family caregivers navigate elder care and retirement. These experts devote their careers to resolving problems and discovering new trends that encourage healthier and better lives.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
- Helen Keller

We created the Aging Council as a valuable platform for the industry – a place where aging experts can unite and share advice and experiences – to provide beneficial, and practical information to those in need.

What is the Aging Council?

We are a group of experienced professionals who address key topics facing the senior population. The industry experts have qualifications in health care, geriatrics, money, security, safety, living, work, and education.

Each month, we ask provocative questions covering the most pressing issues to the Aging Council Members – and publish articles that include their insights - on leading industry and news websites. The diversity of the Council members and their expertise offers exceptional perceptions and education.

A Sample of Our Published Works:

Huffington Post

The shocking things people don't know about Medicare

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American Society on Aging

The Challenges of the Aging Industry

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Healthy Aging

Volunteering promotes social relations, combats loneliness

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead

Apply to Join the Aging Council

If you rank among the extraordinary thought leaders in aging, we encourage you to join. When you become a member of the Aging Council, you can contribute to the monthly topics, share your experience and advice to make a difference in the lives of older adults. Moreover, you’ll be among the influencers.

How are Aging Council Members Selected?

We associate with senior care specialists via social media, in forums, and in associations. We consider the long-serving and the new professionals and encourage you to apply. If you dedicate your time and effort to helping change, improve, and deliver aging solutions, you can expect approval. Aging Council Members

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Industry Leaders

Dr. Bill Thomas

Wall Street Journal Top 10 Americans Shaping Aging

Dr. Joanne Lynn

Director, Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness

Tom Burke

Senior Director, American Health Care Association (AHCA)

Dr. Bruce Chernof

CEO, The SCAN Foundation

Donna Schempp

Former Director, Family Caregiver Alliance

Medical Professionals

Karen Ling

Occupational Therapist

Melissa Johnson

Registered Nurse (RN)

Jeanne M. Baus

RN, BSN, Masters in Gerontology

Dr. Steve Fuller

Chief Medical Officer at ACRA

Dr. Steve Leuck


Care Managers

Thomesa Lydon

Real Estate Agent, Senior Move Manager

Rhonda Harper

Founder and CEO, Penrose Check-in Services

Melora L. Jackson

Dementia Care Trainer, MS Dept. of Mental Health

Nancy Ruffner


Senior Advocates

Kyle Ems

Founder of

Nina Beucler Rebstock

Certified Health and Nutrition Counselor

Stan Cohen

Tai Chi Instructor

Doug Hopkins

Founder of Better Alerts

Lakshmi Voelker

Owner of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga

Susan Baida

Co-founder and President,

G. Spencer Schirs


Steve Moran

Senior Housing Blogger

Michelle Seitzer

Writer, Editor, and Elder Care Specialist

Kathy Birkett

Registered Dietitian

Laura Mitchell

Consultant on digital health and aging

Richard Wexler

President and CEO, Points of Life, LLC

Christina L. Selder

Co-founder, Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform

Lori La Bey


Jill Thomas

Managing Partner, Clinical Compliance Concepts

Dale C. Carter

Founder and Owner, Transition Aging Parents

Judy Berry

Owner, Dementia Specialist Consulting

Meral Clarke

Founder and Exec. Director, EngAGE Senior Advocacy

Susan Waters

Senior Home Care

Care Providers

Kat Busch

Licensed Retirement Community Administrator

Alex Chamberlain

Administrator, EasyLiving Home Healthcare

Laurie Miller

President, Apple Care and Companion

Julie C. Westcott

COO/ Administrator

Shelly Sun

CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care

Lisa Blaskie

President, Innovative Personal Home Care

Daniel M. Parker

President, Right at Home of Sacramento

Financial Professionals

Alex Dunn

Independent Insurance Broker Agent

Kai Stinchcombe

Founder and CEO, True Link Financial

Raymond Lavine

Owner, Lavine Long Term Care Insurance

Stephen Forman

Senior Vice President, Long Term Care Associates

Patricia Bennett

President, Longevity Planning

Annie Doisy

Reverse Mortgage Specialist

Carolyn Rosenblatt

Elder Law Attorney

Helene V. Wenzel

Attorney, Elder and Estate Planning

Julie Fiedler

Attorney and Elder Law Specialist

Authors and/or Speakers

Nancy Kriseman

Geriatric Social Worker

Caryn Isaacs

Professional Patient Advocate

Joy Loverde

Author, The Complete Eldercare Planner

Tami Neumann

Executive Producer and Host, Conversations in Care

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, PhD

Author, Founder of My Better Nursing Home


Cary Krix

Property Management and Marketing Consultant

Erin Read

Erin Read, Director of Strategic Planning, Creating Results

Marla Levie

Owner, Focus on Aging


Mike Padawer

President, INERTIA Long Term Care Financial Planning

Kathryn Watson

Founder- Find Houston Senior Care, Author, Speaker, Coach

David Mordehi

Founder of Advise and Protect Senior Care Consultants
The Aging Council Membership

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