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 Industry Report Innovation at Work 2016

Promising Practices Winners That Are Reshaping the Aging Services Industry

Discover five winners from 2016, ranging from breakthroughs in brain health to empowering residents to become educators.

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Investigate current insights and innovative practices

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

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Discover current research and trends affecting housing and industry services

TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Learning to Code
, Technology

Coding is often thought of as a career path for young people. Some may think older adults would have difficulty learning this skill. However, it…

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Hitting “Refresh” on Technology & Older Adults’ Independence
, Technology

In 2016, the President’s Council of Advisors in Science and Technology issued the report Independence, Technology and Connection in Older Age. A recent paper took…

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Discrimination, Depression & Dementia: A Closer Look at How Race & Ethnicity Impact Memory Loss
, Aging & Wellness

Research has shown that African Americans and Hispanics are at increased risk of dementia, even when cardiovascular and socioeconomic factors are taken into account. What…

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InvestigAge serves up insights from a variety of sources and delivers them right to your inbox monthly.

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Encouraging and recognizing innovative research that impacts older adults

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.

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Connect with other
researchers to expand
your understanding of aging

The Chicagoland Research Symposium is a unique opportunity to network with other local researchers to exchange ideas, discuss current projects, and plant seeds for partnerships.

Symposium Date & Time
Friday, October 13
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m

Symposium Location
Gleacher Center
The University of Chicago (downtown campus)
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago

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Share your research with Seniors Housing & Care Journal

Seniors Housing & Care Journal is a peer-reviewed annual publication focusing on applied research and best practices in the fields of seniors housing and long-term care.

Deadline for Entries: Friday, December 1, 2017.

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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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