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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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Navigating the Association between Orienteering & Cognition
, Aging & Wellness

Many researchers have affirmed that physical activity helps to prevent cognitive decline as people age. However, less is known whether the cognitive benefits of physical…

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Going to Extremes: Older Adults Are Testing Their Limits with Extreme Sports
, Aging & Wellness

Now more than ever, older adults are testing their physical limits by engaging in sports more commonly practiced by young people, such as surfing, skiing,…

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Don’t Let the Cat out of the Bag: The Truth about Pet Ownership’s Effect on Chronic Stress
, Aging & Wellness

Many pet owners—and researchers—would claim that pets can reduce stress, anxiety, and loneliness. Recent research looks to further support this assertion by studying how pet…

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