This unique and user-friendly guide addresses both professionals and their clients, detailing health maintenance procedures that clients can perform for themselves. In a clear and lively style, the book describes over 40 preventive and promotive strategies for good health in older people, focusing on natural strengths the elderly possess and can develop, without ignoring inevitable limitations. All aspects of health are addressed, from the physical, through the psychosocial, to the spiritual. Each of the strategies is presented as a series of achievable steps and includes cautions where necessary. `Boxes' are interspersed throughout the text to highlight lists of useful information.