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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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My Living Room, Myself: How Personal Space Reflects Older Adults’ Personality & Functional Limitations
, Aging & Wellness

Taking “home is where the heart is” to another level, a study has found that a person’s living space can reveal their personality traits and…

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TRENDING NOW: Growing Demographic of Childless Older Adults Aging Solo
, Aging & Wellness

A new census report reveals that there is a growing number of childless older adults. The term for older adults who do not have kids…

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Social Standing: Examining Social Hierarchies within Assisted Living Communities
, Senior Housing

Researchers have long established how social standing within communities can impact life quality. As residents within Assisted Living Communities (ALCs) engage with other residents and…

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    Transforming the Lives of Older Adults

    The Institute has partnered with a number of organizations, academic institutions, and corporations in research and education endeavors.

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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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