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Lyndsay Green - Independent. Toronto, ON, CA

Lyndsay Green

Sociologist | Independent

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Lyndsay Green is a sociologist and researcher who has spent her career helping people use communications technologies for learning



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Lyndsay Green on Work in Retirement Ready to Retire? The New Reality of Retirement with Lyndsay Green – Part 2 of 5




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 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)



Retirement Education

Aging and Elderly

Parenting and Technology

Accomplishments (2)

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."

Education (2)

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.

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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 He calls these jobs, in fields such as healthcare, education, and the environment, "second acts for the greater good."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Event Appearances (1)

Ready to Retire?

Institute of Advanced Financial Planners Symposium 2016  Richmond, BC


Articles (2)

“Life in the Afternoon”

Literary Review of Canada. Vol 19, No. 2 March 2011

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

“Here They Come”

Literary Review of Canada. Vol 17, No. 4, May 2009

A review of The Geography of Aging: Preparing Communities for the Surge in Seniors by Gerald Hodge