This study explored middle-aged, university educated women's views of their own future aging, using a combination of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Seventy-four university graduates, aged 45 to 65, were interviewed about their views of aging and their employment histories. They also completed questionnaires measuring personality, self-efficacy, well-being, depression and social support. Content analysis of interview responses revealed that most women were optimistic about their own old age and expected overall stability in themselves, their financial situation and their relationships, with an improvement in the area of leisure. Positive expectations of stability were associated with satisfaction with oneself and past accomplishments. A typology of accommodation to future aging, derived from the data on women's expectations and preparations, captured four patterns of cognitive, affective and behavioural dynamics. Women with different accommodation types differed primarily on well-being, neuroticism and employment histories.