"Most of us are loathe to address the realities of aging and dying, despite the wealth of evidence that satisfaction and serenity in late life are grounded in exactly that. Anne Ring to the rescue! Her accessible, meticulously researched, wide-ranging book is packed with science and stories about the positives and pitfalls of growing old. Readers will come away equipped to make the most of the years ahead, whatever they may hold." - Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

"Anne Ring has done us all a service by writing a really practical handbook which will not only help all of us age well but which also rebuts a host of false stereotypes about older people ... This book will help us all to have a better and more engaged quality of life as we age. It will also be invaluable to younger generations wanting to support cross generational solidarity and friendship." - Robert Tickner AO, Co-Chair, EveryAGE Counts