People are getting older than they used to. On average in our society, we live to the ripe old age of 80, with three or four generations living side by side – something that would have been impossible a hundred years ago. Living longer means assuming our roles and responsibilities as parents or grandparents for a longer period of time. Good health in old age is a privilege that many people in Switzerland enjoy. It allows us to lead a very active life after retirement. How much time we devote to our grandchildren is our own choice. And every family must decide for itself how to care for an older parent. There is no single solution that works for everyone.