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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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Mather Institute is committed to recognizing organizations that strive to serve older adults in original and exciting ways with our Promising Practices Awards.

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Discover current research and trends affecting housing and industry services

Tea & Empathy: Links between Empathy, Social Networks & Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

A growing body of research suggests that strong social ties may promote a sense of well-being and support successful aging in older adults. A recent…

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Sleep Tight: Combating Insomnia with Phone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
, Aging & Wellness

Insomnia, whether long-term or shorter, is a common sleep disorder. Long term, it can pose health problems and affect mental well-being. Medical and cognitive behavioral…

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TRENDING NOW: Intergenerational Storytelling Workshops
, Aging & Wellness

Storytelling has been a popular activity in a variety of settings. From team building exercises to therapeutic uses, many are finding  the exercise of creating…

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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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