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that's improving the lives
of older adults

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in order to support an industry built around helping others

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.

Free Research Report The Age Well Study Report: Year 2 Findings

Learn associations between Life Plan Community residents’ individual characteristics and their healthy behaviors and overall health in this groundbreaking 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

Yesterday’s Actions Impact Today’s Cognition Differently for Older Men & Women
, Aging & Wellness

New research suggests the leisure activities older adults engaged in before age 40 can have a very different impact on their cognitive health, depending on…

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Help at Home: Can Home Modifications Reduce Older Adults’ Need for Caregiving?
, Caregiving

Housing design can influence someone’s ability to live independently. A recent study sought to better understand how home modification affects the caregiving needs of older…

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TRENDING NOW: The Llama Will See You Now
, Aging & Wellness

Animal therapy has become quite common, especially around college campuses, hospitals, and Life Plan Communities. The mention of animal therapy might elicit mental images of…

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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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