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

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Which Framed Messages Motivate Older Adults to Move?
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recruited 106 older adults (age 60 to 86) and 132 participants age 19 to 39 to participate in an online survey. In the survey,…

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Good Works, Good Effects? Volunteering, Stress & Emotions in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

In addition to helping others, older adults who volunteer may gain a benefit to their own well-being. A recent study explored the relationship between volunteering…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Are Closing the Technology Gap
, Technology

The technological divide between older and younger generations may be a thing of the past. AARP reported on recent integral research that shows the gap…

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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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