As we grow older, life brings many changes—some welcome, others more difficult to accept. Some of these are welcomed and easy to accept. Others may be more difficult. Nevertheless, we can all expect changes and, even challenges, in many areas of our life as we age. We need to prepare for them. Some common areas of age related changes are:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • social
  • family, friends, and social support
  • housing
  • employment
  • retirement
  • income
  • health
  • activities
  • widowhood and bereavement

These changes coupled with vision problems can be overwhelming. This section provides guidance for making adjustments to continue living well with dignity and choice regardless of age or eye condition.