Lyndsay touches a nerve again with her upcoming book The Perfect Home for a Long Life: Choosing the Right Retirement Lifestyle for You

  This time she's responding to the anxieties of boomers and seniors about where to live when they grow old, and their fears about ending up in a nursing home. The book helps people design their own future by providing creative and concrete examples of the myriad ways they can organize their living arrangements to support lives of quality and fulfillment. The book looks at down-sizing, modifying one's home and retirement communities, as well as innovative approaches such as co-housing, shared housing, supportive housing, and variations on all these themes. The focus is on practical solutions and replicable ideas with insights into the benefits and challenges. The book is rich with stories from people who are living the experience.

REVIEWS: 

  This book should challenge any complacency you may have about the ease with which you will handle your housing as an aging Canadian...Your imagination will be stirred with the many and various housing realities shared in this book. - Review from Advocacy For Your Elder Family Member.

  The book helps people design their own future by providing creative and concrete examples of the myriad ways they can organize their living arrangements to support lives of quality and fulfillment. The book looks at down-sizing, modifying one's home and retirement communities, as well as innovative approaches such as co-housing, shared housing, supportive housing, and variations on all these themes. The focus is on practical solutions and replicable ideas with insights into the benefits and challenges. The book is rich with stories from people who are living the experience. - Jennifer A. Jilks Cottage Country Reflection

   At first I thought that some of the lifestyle options presented in this book did not apply to me. I gradually began to realize that I should keep an open mind and just let the connections happen. The author explores, studies and draws some interesting conclusions about each lifestyle option. [...] At the end of the day, for me, several creative lifestyle possibilities have opened up for me. My level of awareness has increased. - Kenneth Robb Amazon Review

    The author has done a lot of research into the factors and scenarios that will influence our quality of life as we age - from the kinds of housing that will suit our needs, the staged approaches to necessary levels of care, to the kinds of community and activities that will keep us engaged and active. She weaves real-life stories with comprehensive studies effectively and allows us to ask questions of ourselves and our community planners. - Carolyn Emerson Amazon Review

    I am reading Lyndsay's new book about where to go when you get old and am amazed. I haven't come across this kind of information before. She is doing readers (aging and otherwise) a real service. Sobering, interesting and provocative. - Susan Swan, author of The Western Light 

    I just got a good kick in the butt from Lyndsay Green's new book. The Perfect Home for a Long Life: Choosing the Right Retirement Lifestyle for You. I've already downsized to a condo close to hospitals, groceries and other services, so I congratulated myself for covering off quite a few points in Green's introduction. Little did I know...  - Jenny Lee, Vancouver Sun, July 3, 2012. Read the full review here.

     The author has done a lot of research into the factors and scenarios that will influence our quality of life as we age - from the kinds of housing that will suit our needs, the staged approaches to necessary levels of car, to the kinds of community and activities that will keep us engaged and active. She weaves real-life stories with comprehensive studies effectively and allows us to ask questions of ourselves and our community planners. - Carolyn Emerson, posted on Amazon.ca August 21, 2013