Partners and Collaborationsfor aging services research
and industry innovations
Working together to improve our industry and to change lives
Mather Institute has partnered with a number of community organizations, academic institutions, health care organizations, and corporations in research and education endeavors. Through national initiatives, surveys, and research studies, these partnerships help to shape programs and practices for senior living communities and others that serve older adults.
Just a few of our recent projects and partnerships
Partnering on a longitudinal study to understand the impact living in a Life Plan Community has on residents’ health and well-being.
UC Santa Cruz & Middlebury College
Assessing levels of motivations for solitude, loneliness, and social interaction of Life Plan Community residents and examining the relationship between motivations for solitude and resident wellness.
Virginia Tech & Wake Forest
Implementing and testing a wellness coaching program for residents of senior living communities.
University of Illinois Chicago & University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Testing the use of physical activity and mindfulness programs among residents of Life Plan Communities using Google Home Mini.
Washington University in St. Louis
Examining the relationship between hope and healthy behaviors and how that relationship may differ between different demographic groups.
Arizona State University & Cornell
Producing a new tool to measure happiness at a community level.
Conducting a survey on purpose in life among older adults in Chicagoland to examine how leisure activities and volunteering relate to purpose in life.
UC Davis Gerontology Medical Center
Exploring how South Asian Older Adults view aging and identifying ways to support their needs and interests. This is part of a larger multi-year series that examines how different racial and ethnic groups define and experience positive aging.