How should we prepare for later life? And how should we all, as societies, prepare for our rapidly ageing populations? What are the secrets – personal and national – of growing older happily and well? Award-winning British travel writer Brian Schofield sets off on a deeply personal mission in search of the answers, visiting and interviewing elders in Afghanistan, Tobago, Japan, The Cook Islands, Calabria, Kenya, Tanzania and Florida, to uncover the Ten Rules of happiness and well-being in later life. His challenging, surprising discoveries encourage people of all ages to reconsider their relationships, families and communities, in pursuit of a culture that better embraces and celebrates the energies, inspiration and insights of all our elders.