This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book focuses on the incidence of transplantation shock, or signs of distress, following residential relocation among two groups of elderly black people. It discusses the social, psychological, and physiological background characteristics of the elderly. The book explores host of factors that were significantly related to biological survival and positive levels of psychological and social adjustment following relocation. It presents significantly fewer deaths, as well as higher levels of self-image and life satisfaction, among the elderly who were rated high in physical self-maintenance and mental status. The book also discusses high distance elderly faired as well as, and in some instances, better than the low distance elderly. It shows that elderly persons high in economic status were more likely to be selected for visiting by low status others than were their counterparts.