Shaping
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

Get an in-depth look at the positive effects that living in a Life Plan Community has on multiple aspects of residents’ health and well-being in this groundbreaking study.

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Discover the latest free industry information, ranging from reports to Orange Papers to fact sheets. Topics include:

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The Online Mind: How Internet Use Affects Older Adults’ Cognitive Health
, Technology

Many of us are struggling to limit “screen time” these days in order to spend less time online. But can using the internet be good…

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Totally Motivated: Employee Engagement & Resident Satisfaction in Senior Living
, Senior Housing

A survey of over 600 employees and almost 2,000 independent living residents from 29 senior living communities revealed important insights into the relationship between employee…

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What Does Quality of Life Mean to Life Plan Community Residents?
, Senior Housing

Researchers conducted an in-depth case study to investigate what quality of life means to residents of a Life Plan Community. With the help of a…

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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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