Dr. Mick Smyer is the former Provost and Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University. In addition, he is currently a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at Babson College. Dr. Smyer is the founder of Graying Green: Climate Action for an Aging World. Graying Green links two global patterns: population aging and climate change. The Graying Green project works with older adults, climate communicators, climate scientists, and community and business leaders to engage older adults in education and action about climate change.

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As the Baby Boomers reach and move beyond traditional retirement ages, they are increasingly concerned about issues of aging. Although there are major social policy and political issues involved in an aging society,1,2 this essay focuses on individuals and what they can do to prepare for aging. Focusing on the individual runs the risk of […]

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