Successful aging seeks to counteract and replace the old ‘decline and loss’ paradigm that views aging as a series of individual decrements or losses to which both older people and society needed to adapt or adjust. This new gerontology, based on the concept of successful aging, adopts a preventive model: modify individual behaviours throughout life in order to avoid the decrements and losses. Research has led to the development of a variety of models for successful aging, which share the fundamental assumption that successful aging is a result of a lifelong developmental process that involves the combination or interaction of traits or predispositions present at birth or in early life and cumulative life experiences. Successful aging builds on a life history of successful adaptation, which in turn, is a result of interactions among inherited and learned personality attributes and levels of adversity or advantage and resources. Research driven by the successful aging theorist is turning attention to the development of indicators that might explain and predict successful old age. A number of factors are already well known to promote well-being, for instance regular exercise, cognitive stimulation, friendship and the presence of a confiding relationship. However, little is known on how persons from different age groups perceive the preparation of a good old age. In this exploratory study we attempt to expand this topic, since it will allow the understanding of how these perceptions can influence, in a positive or negative way, the achieving of a good old age.