This is the start of my photography project titled: Life of an Elder. The main goal of the project is to provide an insight into the life of our older generation and how they cope with the expected events of retirement and loss. As a person ages and retires most of their social roles in society disappear, which results in a transitional period of adaption. Social roles are a massive factor in society today; having them results in our own self-efficacy beliefs. This project is too hopefully help people realise that the older generation is not so easily cast aside just because they are no longer able to work at a standard in which society expects. Through the investigation of how some of the older generation adapted to the change I hope to increase the awareness of how we(as society) should help make it easier from them.