I was delighted to be invited to contribute to a conference on Ageing Well last week. It was convened by the Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour. My contribution was of course based on my personal experience. It was also informed by my many years of leadership coaching. My main themes were as follows. It is important to have meaning and purpose in your life. To have all age groups close to you and stay socially connected, in your world. It is vital to manage your illnesses and stay active. Based on my reading of Martin Seligman ‘Authentic Happiness’ and George Vaillant ‘Aging Well’. It is important to stay true to who you know who yourself to be. Most importantly be grateful for the life you have lived. Gratitude draws people to you.