Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego (Lodz University Press)
Article refers to general perception of old age as a period characterized negatively.
Nowadays old person and\or pensioner is a person with low prestige in society, old age is recognized
as sad period, useless, unsatisfying. Authors present results of research carried among participants
of Universities of Third Age about their own perception of old age in a positive context.
Authors analyze the statements (opinions) of students using the positive psychology and conditions
of satisfaction, that subjectively describe old age as positive phase of life. Conclusions from
that research give us important facts about adult education as well as gerontology prevention