A collection of papers which provide a symposium of trained opinion along practical lines, the outgrowth of the new field of old age counselling. Social, physical, mental, economic problems, all are presented; the importance of some sustained work and responsibility is stressed; suggestions are made as to function of Occupational Therapy, with stimulus to the creative urge which never dies. The guidance bureau in San Francisco has provided the model in working out ways of avoiding ""mental adhesions"". There is no attempt to gloss over the inevitable factors -- loss of sensory acuity, speed factors, endurance, etc. But the consensus of opinion seems to be -- that old age needs more demands, not less. This is a back for those working with old people, rather than for old people.