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that's improving the lives
of older adults

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in order to support an industry built around helping others

Mather Institute 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 2 Findings

Learn associations between Life Plan Community residents’ individual characteristics and their healthy behaviors and overall health 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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Discover current research and trends affecting housing and industry services

A Study of Solitude: How Middle-Aged and Older Adults Experience Solitude
, Aging & Wellness

While loneliness has been the subject of many studies, little is known about the experience of solitude. Solitude is defined by the absence of interaction…

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What Happens When Residents Design Their Community’s Social Programming
, Senior Housing

A recent study investigated how to implement resident-led social programs in low-income senior housing. The researchers started a program in 10 low-income 55+ communities in…

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What Happens to Your Mental Health When You Retire?
, Aging & Wellness

Retiring could be a stressful life event or a welcome relief, depending on the individual and the circumstances. A recent study of government workers tries…

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Ways to #AgeWell

Our Ways to #AgeWell series provides research-based tips every weekday to help you make the most out of each day. From boosting brain health to building resilience and happiness, every simple little tip can make a big difference in your life.

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