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.Learn More
Discover current research and trends affecting housing and industry services
Since its founding in 1844, the YMCA has been known as a popular recreational organization where young people can meet and focus on activities and…Read More
The transition to assisted living is accompanied by many changes for residents. One study investigated residents’ positive and negative perceptions of shrinking space as they…Read More
With the goal of offering better person-centered care, nursing homes use the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI-NH), a long questionnaire to assess resident preferences.…Read More
Help us transform the lives of older adults
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.Submit Your Proposal
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.
Sign up to receive tips by e-mail, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.