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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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Discover current research and trends affecting housing and industry services

Retention Attention: A Close Look at Workforce Retention in Assisted Living & Nursing Homes
, Senior Housing

Research suggests higher retention of direct care workers is related to better care quality in nursing homes; however, retention rates are much lower in nursing…

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“Hello, Grandma?” How Grandparent-Grandchild Contact Shifted during the Pandemic
, Aging & Wellness

In recent years, increased longevity along with early childbearing and closer spacing between children has amplified the possibility of greater contact and exchange of care…

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Awesome! Experiencing Awe Boosts Older Adults’ Emotional Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

When is the last time you were in awe of something? A regular dose of awe may be a simple and quick way to boost…

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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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