Meet Our Team of Senior Care Experts

Our expert team is made up of highly trained doctors, best-selling authors, speakers, and senior care professionals. These are the people that educate and empower our community to age with confidence. They bring a wealth of experience to the table. And they each have a personal story of caring for a loved one. This hands-on expertise — combined with a passion for helping seniors — allows them to create the most honest resources on aging.

Our vibrant community benefits greatly from their work. And it’s a responsibility our experts take seriously. With this in mind, they conduct in-depth research on senior housing, health and care, planning, and more. Drawing from rich professional experience, our team shares their expert advice to help seniors age with confidence. And they are excited to further our mission of empowering seniors and caregivers, and connecting them to the resources they deserve.

Our Experts

Linda Schlenker

Fall Prevention & Senior Safety Expert

  • 25+ years of experience helping seniors and caregivers
  • 10,000+ seniors and caregivers served throughout her career
  • Author of ‘Aging in America: One Healthcare Workers Perspective’
  • Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Tufts University

As a trusted professional in the world of senior care, Linda lends her brilliant insight on all things senior safety. She has a special interest and expertise in fall prevention. And she loves helping seniors remain safe and secure. Learn more about Linda →

Dr. Lloyd Maliner

Elder Care Expert

  • Neurosurgeon specializing in brain and spinal surgery
  • 21+ years of professional medical experience
  • Impressive 4.8 stars average patient review
  • Research and writing has helped 1,000+ seniors

Dr. Lloyd brings over two decades of experience to our team. He has the steady hands of a surgeon, and a big heart for helping seniors find the care they need. His research instills confidence and tells a story of hope and healing. Learn more about Dr. Lloyd →

Dr. Nina Radcliff

Elder Care Expert

  • Specialist in biomedical sciences, ethics, and morals
  • 15+ years’ experience helping people, neonatal to seniors
  • Her expert medical advice was featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, etc.
  • Published researcher and national speaker on health and wellness

You’ll often find Dr. Nina in the spotlight, sharing her expertise on health and wellness for seniors. Her approach is both holistic and highly effective. And her research and resources are always informed by her background in ethics. Learn more about Dr. Nina →

Rabbi Richard Address, D. Min

Elder Care Expert

  • Three decades of research on age-related topics
  • Holds a Doctor of Ministry from Hebrew Union College
  • Teaches thousands of seniors sacred aging theology, philosophy
  • Author of several articles and books on aging and spirituality

Rabbi Address believes that every senior and caregiver can benefit from the tenets of sacred aging. A former professor, today he’s a pillar in several senior care communities. He is a voice you can trust. Learn more about Rabbi Address →

Brenda Avadian, MA

Elder Care Expert

  • 30+ years of senior care and caregiving experience
  • Award-winning speaker on senior care topics
  • Prolific author of several age-related books
  • Former writer for U.S. News & World Report Health

Brenda has a sharp mind and caring heart. She wrote and published eight books on aging, all while caring for her father who was suffering with Dementia. Today, we’re delighted Brenda shares her depth of knowledge with our community. Learn more about Brenda →

Abby Altman, PhD

Geropsychologist & Senior Mental Health Expert

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Anthropology
  • Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology
  • Fellowship trained in Geropsychology
  • Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Dr. Abby Altman's clinical work is focused on older adults and evidence-based psychotherapy. Every day she is honored to participate in her clients’ health-related treatment, whether the focus is on caregiving. Learn more about Abby →

Our Promise to You

It’s no secret that aging can get pretty scary at times. It’s a new stage of life that brings joy and sadness, challenges, and uncertainty. But here at SeniorLiving.org, we aim to be your trusted friend through it all. Our experts and editorial team are always on the lookout for new topics to cover and new ways to help. Whether it’s sharing about the latest medical alert systems, helping seniors find affordable housing, or giving advice to caregivers and loved ones — we do it to improve lives.

That’s why our community is growing in popularity and impact every day. Over 100,000 people turn to our experts for honest research, advice, and recommendations. We’re committed to remaining a top resource on aging-related topics, well into the future. And we couldn’t be happier to have you along for the journey. Let’s take the guesswork out of aging, so that you can age with confidence and truly enjoy your golden years.