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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 4 Findings

This in-depth study focuses on factors associated with Life Plan Community residents’ stress and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, including individual and organizational characteristics.

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The “Glass Half Full” Perspective: How Optimism Affects Longevity in Women
, Aging & Wellness

We may all be inclined to think that optimism is good for us in some way. In fact, we are surrounded by positive messaging promoting…

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“I’m Not Grandma, I’m Glamma (Glamorous Grandma)”: How Language Shapes Perceptions of Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Changes in language trigger changes in social perceptions over time, including language addressing aging and older adults. In a study that earned a Bronze 2022…

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An Optimistic Industry Outlook: Senior Living on a Post-COVID Rebound
, Senior Housing

McKnight’s Senior Living is reporting on an exciting new rebound emerging through the senior living industry. This comes at a time when the industry was…

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