The present study aims to evaluate and describe the lifestyle of the hypertensive elderly attending a daycare center. This research had twenty-one hypertensive people over 60 as participants, both male and female, attending a daycare center for older people, called Lar da Melhor Idade, sited in Aquiraz, Ceará. The data were collected through a semi-structured interview, elaborated and held by the researcher, after the reading of the consent agreement. The elderly were informed about the research objectives, and then interviewed, firstly with the intention to collect socio-demographic data, then to approach the aspects related to their knowledge about a healthy lifestyle, and finally to verify their acceptance of it. After the analysis of the data collected, we concluded that the their conception of lifestyle consisted in the set of acts and attitudes concerning the daily reality of each one, regarding survival issues such as work, sleep and rest, eating, economic situation, and physical aptitude. The acceptance of a healthy conduct was partial among the elderly. Taking this reality into consideration, it is essential to develop actions and strategies in health education, focusing on the hypertensive elderly and the importance of leading a healthy life, the change of habits and behavior to control and prevent SAH and its possible complications.