The report exlored three key areas:
-The majority of people asked had private pensions.
-People are taking a more gradual approach to retirement and consequently a more gradual approach to drawing pensions.
-Social engagement is closely intertwined with healthy and successful ageing.
-One in six people over 50 in England are socially isolated.
-Poorer people experience more social isolation: the wealthier over 50's half as likely to become socially isolated compared to the least wealthy
-Those who had a greater enjoyment of life early on in the study were more likely to still be alive 9 to 10 years later than other participants.
-Wellbeing could be used to predict disability, reduced walking speed, impaired self-rated health, coronary heart disease.
-This link between well being and long term health and survival was independent of other factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, wealth, education and baseline health.