Welcome! Let’s Live a Healthier, Happier and Fuller Life.

We’re Living Longer – Let’s Live Better!

I’ve created this site to accompany and build on my book ‘How to Age Joyfully; Eight Steps to a Happier, Fuller Life’ (Foreword by Dame Judi Dench no less!) published in 2019.

My name is Maggy Pigott. I’m not a doctor, and certainly don’t have any expert qualifications in ‘ageing’. But, after 72 years, I’m beginning to get the hang of it.

I’ve also learned a huge amount from others, older and younger, many with expertise in this area.

And I’m Vice-Chair of a charity for thousands of older people called Open Age. 50% of my royalties from the book sales are going to this wonderful charity.

Kindness changes everything. Join in with our alternative advent calendar and help bring a bit more happiness to others this December 🙏💕🎄

https://actionforhappiness.org/do-good-december #DoGoodDecember

Thanks @ILCUK for today’s #Healthy #Retail Summit highlighting spending power of #olderpeople and what more retailers could do to attract them
Keynote by Minister @kevinhollinrake
Great examples in #ILC 5 guides
Accessibility and sufficient seats & toilets a good start!


What a joyous evening at #AdvantagesOfAge #Awards championing #positive #ageing
So many worthy finalists/winners inc inspiring @WendyPMitchell & #LouiseButcher
Great keynote from #KevinSessums

(Last pic: me & fabulous #style king winner Jama Elmi)
#book #dementia #cancer


Today, I am 80 years young.

Relationships are everything. I am fortunate to have been surrounded by loved ones all my life.

I look forward to each day. Having Ilana by my side is my best gift.

Creating opportunities for others makes me so happy.

And I'm not done yet!

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We can live better

This is something to celebrate, especially if we can spend our lives in good, or good enough, health for as long as possible.

Although a long, healthy and happy life cannot be guaranteed, almost all of us can improve our health and wellbeing – and even our longevity.

And it’s never too late to start, although I wouldn’t advise leaving it to your nineties!

‘We shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility’

Eleanor Roosevelt
Book cover image for How To Age Joyfully by Maggy Pigott

You can do it!

You are ageing from the day you are born. To live is to age. But ageing is malleable.

There is no ‘silver bullet’ to ageing well, but I believe, from the research and evidence and my personal experience, there are eight lifestyle actions, behaviours and attitudes that can add life to your years, as well as years to your life.

How to age joyfully poster

Everybody Wins

If we can live longer, happier, lives in good physical and mental health, not only will you benefit, but so will your family, friends, community and society.

‘Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have’

Winston Churchill

I’m hoping that I, the book and this website will make a small contribution.

Latest Blogs

  • To Tango is Divine!
    A ‘taster’ of my recent blog for The Joy Club
  • This Age Thing – Ageing Joyfully
    Delighted to write this piece for https//:www.thisagething.co on Ageing Joyfully
  • A Bit of Soul Baring
    ‘In Conversation’ in Shine magazine.
  • The Best of Times
    A recent magazine article on the lows and highs following a premature retirement.
  • It’s born!
    My audiobook is out and I’m totally thrilled – even if only a handful buy it! How it began I hadn’t thought about producing one, as getting a hardback published was more than I’d ever dreamed of. But, almost imperceptibly, a trickle of people began asking if How to Age Joyfully existed in an audiobook … Read more