Seems we’re on a roll on the topic of ageing, and so you might want to read this article: It’s from the Sydney Morning Herald 11/11/10 and is entitled “Mastering the Art of 100 Year of Fortitude” – describing the ways that longevity is more than the luck of your genes.
And, if you needed a convincing argument for the statement ageing can be beautiful, here’s one for you:

The Grand Canyon