Si può avere una vecchiaia migliore? Riflessioni su alcune strategie di coping In the last few decades human life has progressively extended, which poses several questions about the future of new generations meant to support a great number of people outside the productive cycle. From a psychological viewpoint, there are two opposed conceptions of old age, one that emphasizes its negative aspects concerning physical and psychic deterioration, the other that highlights its positive features, based on the life-span construct which considers the individual’s development as a non-linear, dynamic itinerary likely to take place until the end. Here some coping strategies are being analyzed, considered particularly effective in facing those difficulties implied in this stage of life. They are: S.O.S. Automatisms; the Art of Forgetting; Continuing to Play; Selection; Optimization; Compensation; Thinking by Generations; Friendship and Affective Relationships.