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the industry
that's improving the lives
of older adults

Sharing research, trends, and best practices

in order to support an industry built around helping others

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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Laugh It Off: Exercise + Laughter Equals Benefits for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

In light of research that suggests enjoyment is a predictor of physical activity participation in older adults, a recent study examined whether an exercise program…

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Are Older Adults a Help or Hindrance to Their Communities in Times of Crisis?
, Policy & Regulation

In an attempt to understand how communities can better cope with natural disasters, researchers and governments are looking at factors associated with communities’ preparedness for…

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What Works? A Type of Brain Training Associated with Reduced Dementia Risk
, Aging & Wellness

The Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study followed 2,802 older adults who were assigned to one of three types of cognitive…

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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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