Due to the expected fast demographic ageing in Europe it is a contemporary issue todiscuss problems related to the latest stage of people?s lives.It is the aim of the present study to correlate different dimensions of people?s ageingprocesses and its theoretical framework on the one hand with the two parameters?Overcoming the loss of the life partner? and ?Informal learning processes? on theother hand.The study is based on the ,theoretical sampling? approach on a ,middle range theory?level. Data were collected by conducting interviews with four women and one managed between 70 and 80 years. The narrative interview design was chosen, becauseas a qualitative analysis method it allows to show the biographic dimensions of thislife stage in a necessary thorough and detailed way. In cooperation with a researchteam the text passages of the interviews were analysed according to Fritz Schuetze?sconcept of cognitive figures. The results of the individual biographic data analyseswere focused in core dimensional parameters and summarized in differentconstructions of meaning.?More and more people, who grow old, are well educated, wealthy, hedonistic,partnerless and female?. This is a statement of Mader (1995), which as aconsequence of the present study has to be adjusted and extended as follows: ?Moreand more people, who grow old, are well educated, wealthy, hedonistic, partnerlessand female. And they are health-conscious, physically fit, capable, mobile,enterprising, ready for lifelong learning, they engage in their hobbies, have spendingcapacities, they are interested in their social environment, socially integrated andaccepted?.This result gives reason to hope for a worthy growing old of the people of today?s andfuture generations. However, it will be a big socio-political challenge to meet all thechanging requirements and needs of these generations in their last life stage.