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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.

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Get an overview of the most relevant research published in the past year—the studies selected as winners of the Innovative Research on Aging Awards.

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Strong Social Support Today Improves Tomorrow’s Physical & Mental Health
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers investigated how and why social support influences older adults’ health. The…

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Neighborhood Watch: The Relationship between Physical Activity & Neighborhood Cohesion
, Aging & Wellness

While physical activity is a key contributor to the health and well-being of older adults, many people are inactive. Neighborhood social cohesion—trust and strong ties…

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Shelter from the Storm: How Assisted Living Communities Protect Residents in a Hurricane
, Senior Housing

Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in Florida in September 2017, was one of the most intense tropical storms to hit the region. A Seniors Housing…

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