Research on thousands of people has uncovered insights into the secrets of successful ageing. Dr Cheok will review the factors contributing to happiness and well-being in the second half of life. Singapore adults enjoy high life expectancy and the period after retirement may be over a decade. Many diseases that affect adults are lifestyle-related and many elderly live with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol. In order to make the best out of the later years of life, this presentation will focus on healthy ageing and the role of mindfulness as part of a holistic approach to physical and mental health.