“The key to aging successfully involves reaching for a level of physical, social, and psychological well-being that is pleasing for both ourselves and others. We may also strive to age productively by remaining as active as possible in all three spheres.”

— Jeanne Wei and Sue Levkoff, leading experts on aging at Harvard Medical School


As each day goes by, we all need to face up to the reality that we are getting older, and understand that we need to plan for it. In their guide to aging, the American Psychological Association poses these questions: