From the moment we are born, we are aging. Yet many of us fear our own aging, as well as dependency and loss of control. Many of us have watched helplessly as our parents, spouses, or other loved ones lose their choice of where and how they receive care. Understandably, at the thought that we might have to move away from our own homes when we need long-term care, we fear losing dignity and privacy. These losses are powerful reasons for change. The present and the past do not have to be the future if we act together now.