Growing older brings many thoughts of “I wish I knew that before” Th is book provides information to help us age as well as possible. Surprisingly, our feelings do not age. Pleasure and contentment interface loneliness, loss, fears and sorrow. At a time when life is thought easier, new problems and situations that are challenging arise. Four stages of aging include the initiation to aging at about fi fty years of age, changes in life following retirement, a gradual acceptance of being older, and the fi nal years of eighty-fi ve and older.