Investigators: Prof Adrian Bauman, Prof Dorothy Broome, Dr Anne Grunseit, Prof Don Nutbeam, Dr Philayrath Phongsavan (CI), Prof Sally Redman.

Social networks are considered an important factor in healthy ageing. It is argued that positive connections to people can sustain well-being and quality of life and contribute to independent living. This study, in conducting a follow-up survey of 100,000 participants, will profile the distributions of social interactions by demographic characteristics and examine its relationship with health practices and health status.