Słowa kluczowe: rodzina, senior, edukacja dorosłych.
Key words: family, senior, adult education.
Summary: In the context of aging societies a lot is spoken and written about the economic, social and vocational situation of senior people, but it is also worth considering, how the social, technological and civilization changes alter contemporary seniors. Long-life education is a quite popular idea, but more should be spoken and written about what is really changing in the seniors’ family life, the importance of changing family structure, how the value system of nowadays society is changing and how it can influence functioning of elderly people in their family environment, which is often the most important life environment for them. The article is an attempt to describe those changes, which are of the highest significance for the family life of nowadays seniors.