© Margaret L. Cunningham, PhD 2002
Last updated May 12, 2012
The onset of the senior years is usually
marked in the west by retirement.
At one time, this was the final connection in the chain.
But as people live longer, more links have been added.  
People travel, write, begin "second" careers.
Inevitably, however, the final link is added
and the last transition comes.
Jung viewed this as a time for introspection
and preparation for death.