What do terms like “Positive Ageing”, “Active Ageing” or “Successful Ageing” mean? As a Chartered Physiotherapist working with older adults, I ask my patients what it means to them as the answer is unique to that individual. Do they define it in physical terms – that they can walk without an aid, or continue to take part in an activity they love? Is it being able to live as an active participant of their family? Do they place high importance on maintaining their cognitiveability or mental clarity?