The widespread dissemination of information spawned by the modern communications revolution has also affected the growing segment of the population labeled “old.” No longer is the average person in Western society satisfied with accepting his or her fate, with all the pleasures and many vicissitudes that in the past have characterized aging; instead, there is a search for successful or optimum aging. Sometimes this has also been referred to as an attempt to enjoy a high quality of life. What is the basis for achieving such a desirable state, and what are the motives and goals that produce such well-being?
KeywordsSuccessful Aging Late Adulthood Widespread Dissemination Lifetime Experience Optimum Aging
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