Landmark Research Shows Improved Wellness for Residents of Life Plan Communities

Evanston, IL (April 27, 2023) – This week, Mather Institute, the research area of Mather, an 82-year-old not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating Ways to Age WellSM, announced findings from its longitudinal Age Well Study. This five-year study, designed in collaboration with neighboring Northwestern University, is the first large-scale national evaluation on health and wellness among residents of Life Plan Communities. The new findings are available in a report that can be downloaded from

The Age Well Study was conducted by surveying a total of 8,228 residents living in 122 Life Plan Communities around the US annually across the five years. In Years 1 and 5 of the study (2018 and 2022), the resident responses were compared to a demographically similar sample of older adults living in the community at large.

Read the press release here