How well you can live in old age is dependent on your financial status, your emotional support system and accessibility to healthcare services. Any system that can provide these ( whether through the family or community) to the aged, will have a vibrant aged community. In India, the traditional joint families have disappeared. The young are busy and the old are lonely. Those who can afford hired help are better off than those who cannot. Old age homes are gaining ground with the parents of NRIs but still the idea has not caught fancy of the senior generation. Providing good platforms for social, gainful activities for aged are a must.