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About Us


Mather LifeWays is a unique, nondenominational not-for-profit organization that enhances the lives of older adults by creating Ways to Age WellSM. The Institute on Aging was created in 1999 as a way to expand the impact of Mather LifeWays by evaluating programs for senior living and community-residing older adults through applied research.

Through national initiatives, surveys, and research studies, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging has developed myriad programs that are focused on person-centered care, enhancing the quality of life of aging adults, caregivers, and senior living professionals.

Mission and Values

The Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging is dedicated to creating Ways to Age Well for older adults by conducting applied research and developing award-winning, evidence-based education programs for professionals who serve older adults.

The Institute teaches a holistic, person-centered approach to care. This emphasizes caring for more than just health issues by getting to know individuals and connecting on personal levels.


An established and nationally recognized resource, the Institute on Aging is able to conduct pilot programs and surveys in Mather LifeWays senior living residences. These projects enable residents, customers, and staff to benefit immediately and allow the Institute to continue to grow and learn.

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