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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.

The Age Well Study Report

Year 3 Findings

Learn about associations between Life Plan Community residents’ happiness and life satisfaction and their individual personality traits, resources, communal factors, and behaviors in this in-depth 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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Mather Institute is committed to recognizing organizations that strive to serve older adults in original and exciting ways with our Promising Practices Awards.

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Discover current research and trends affecting housing and industry services

Aging in a Small Town: Are Rural Communities Prepared for Older Citizens to Age in Place?
, Senior Housing

Many senior living organizations assess residents’ satisfaction with their senior living community; however, many older adults who choose to age in place do not have…

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Better under Pressure: Older Adults Handled Pandemic Stress Better Than Younger Ones
, Uncategorized

As we mark the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence continues to emerge regarding COVID’s impact on the entire US population. The pandemic has…

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TRENDING NOW: Pandemic Pet Adoptions by Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

During the pandemic, among all the challenges and trials, a delightful trend has been making its way around the world: the concept of “pandemic pets”—offering…

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    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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