Lyndsay Green is a pioneering sociologist and researcher who has spent her career helping people use communications technologies for learning. Motivated by her aging parents and family, she has now turned her research skills and knowledge of new technologies to find out what the baby boom generation should be doing to ensure they have a successful old age.
Lyndsay’s first general interest publication was Babies Aboard, which tells the story of sailing with her young daughters. The book encourages sailing parents to keep their boat even after a baby arrives, and provides advice on staying safe and having fun. The book was published in 1990 and the Customer Reviews on Amazon.com gives this twenty-year old book 4 stars out of 5.
Lyndsay has been writing about social issues for decades, most often on topics linked to her work with learning technologies.
Industry Expertise (2)
Writing and Editing
Areas of Expertise (5)
Aging and Elderly
Parenting and Technology
Best-Selling Author (professional)
You Could Live a Long Time: Are You Ready? (2010) and Ready to Retire? (2016) on the best seller lists
University of Toronto Arbor Award (personal)
In recognition for her work as Chair of the University of Toronto Arts Centre. The Arbor Awards "recognize volunteers for outstanding personal service to the university."
University of Toronto: Master of Arts, Sociology 1973
University of Western Ontario: Bachelor of Arts, sociology, psychology majors 1971
Media Appearances (5)
'Ready to Retire?' book by Lyndsay Green looks at retirement issues facing men
680 News online
Many issues surrounding retirement are universal, but there are some that are unique to men, says sociologist Lyndsay Green.
Leaving A Legacy: How To Transition Into An Encore Career
The Huffington Post online
Are you on life's last lap and have yet to make a real difference? That's the angst of some boomers who came of age believing they would change the world, but then life got in the way. Now retiring from the jobs that derailed them from their dreams, they're hoping it's not too late to leave a legacy. One strategy is to find new work that makes a social contribution -- an "encore career." This term for purposeful later-in-life employment was made popular by Marc Freedman, the founder and CEO of Encore.org. He calls these jobs, in fields such as healthcare, education, and the environment, "second acts for the greater good."
This author has a different approach to retirement portfolios
The Globe and Mail online
Occupation Author Portfolio Husband of 45 years, two daughters and their husbands, two brothers, 22 nieces and nephews, countless in-laws and friends from as far back as kindergarten.
Developing other passions can ease men into retirement, author says
CBC News online
Transitioning into retirement can be difficult for some — particularly men — but developing other passions before one retires can help, says a sociologist and author.
The Reality of Retirement
TVO - The Agenda in the Summer tv
Includes excerpt from Ready to Retire? by Lyndsay Green ©2016. Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.
Event Appearances (1)
Ready to Retire?
Institute of Advanced Financial Planners Symposium 2016 Richmond, BC
A review of Stayin’ alive: how Canadian baby boomers will work, play, and find meaning in the second half of their adult lives by Michael Adams
A review of The Geography of Aging: Preparing Communities for the Surge in Seniors by Gerald Hodge