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As life expectancy increases, more attention is being given to the meaning and purpose of later life. This article focuses on the process of adaptation towards old age and recognition of old age as existential and cultural value. The author presents the images of old age in the culture and patterns of building intergenerational bonds. She discusses models of aging presented by artists (poets, writers, ﬁlmmakers). The author tries to substantiate a thesis that most older adults want to stimulate their minds and creativity; participating in arts and cultural programs is one way to do this. The participation of the elderly persons in cultural oﬀer improves their quality of life, reduces feelings of loneliness and social isolation and helps to adapt to old age.