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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 The Age Well Study Report: Year 1 Findings

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Hey Sports Fans! Spectator Sports Can Boost Older Adults’ Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recently completed a two-part study on the effects of “sport fandom” on older adults’ well-being, including game attendance, team identification, and perceived emotional support.…

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Bringing the Outdoors In: How Indoor Nature Benefits Senior Living Residents
, Senior Housing

Experiencing and interacting with nature can have profound effects on well-being, but what are the best ways for senior living providers to offer nature interventions…

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Mastering Caregiving: Benefits of Mastery for High-Burden Caregivers
, Caregiving

Taking on the role of caregiver for a loved one can be a burdensome task, but there is some evidence that this type of role…

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The Institute has partnered with a number of organizations, academic institutions, and corporations in research and education endeavors, and is always looking for new partners.

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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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