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Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging is an award-winning resource for research and information about wellness, aging, trends in senior living, and successful aging service innovations. Through landmark research studies, often in partnership with universities around the country, the Institute has helped shape the aging services industry by sharing insights, information, and best practices.

Free Research Report Resident Expectations Regarding Transparency & Decision Making in Life Plan Communities

A survey of Life Plan Community management reveals what today’s Life Plan Community residents expect regarding transparency of information and input.

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Want to Improve Quality of Life for Nursing Home Residents? Focus on These 3 Key Needs
, Aging & Wellness

The psychological theory of self-determination suggests that our needs for autonomy, relatedness, and feeling effective (competency) are key elements of human well-being. A recent longitudinal…

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The Long & Short of It: Get Your Recommended Weekly Physical Activity However You Can
, Aging & Wellness

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released in 2008 recommended that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate—or 75 minutes of vigorous—physical activity each…

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Working Out with Friends: The Benefits of Peer-Coaching
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers examined the effectiveness of a peer-coached exercise club for older adults. The club, which was founded in 2010 by an older adult, meets every…

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Ways to #AgeWell

Mather LifeWays created Ways to #AgeWell to provide research-based tips that can help people of all ages Age Well. From simple habits that boost brain health to easy steps toward building resilience and happiness, each small tidbit can make a big difference in your life.

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