You have started to feel hopeless, that life is no longer worth living. Another event or challenge that you could envision in your later years Once you have chosen the challenges you might face at age 85, describe how you are coping day-to-day.

 What assistance or supports—e.g., services, programs—do you require to meet your basic needs?

 What public policies are in place to help you? What is lacking?

 Finally, in what ways are you thriving? 

How have you managed to do well in the face of life’s inevitable challenges?