Multigenerational families are commonplace in the 21st century. Studies reveal positive results regarding the well-being of older persons, with the pace of life often changing as they can slow down and stop to smell the roses. For many individuals, old age is something to look forward to. Spirituality and religious participation are correlated with positive and successful aging. Families are changing today, yet they are remarkably resilient.

Productive aging addresses older adults’ economic contributions to society, meaning their producing a service for society, whether paid or voluntary. With the recent verticalization of family structure, the number of family members in each generation is decreasing, yet the number of generations is increasing.

As baby boomers turned 65 back in 2011, the number of older adults is rapidly increasing. The need for more geriatric specialists is becoming even greater. An aging population is a global concern today and has a major impact on public policy. While gerontechnology may present a challenge for an aging population, it can also produce positive results. The future for many older adults is not so bleak after all.