Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marks Opening of The Life Centre at The Mather

Evanston, IL. (February 1, 2010) – Mather LifeWays recently debuted the Life Centre at The Mather with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of two floors dedicated to health care.  Consisting of 10 assisted living, 12 memory support, and 35 long-term care suites, the Life Centre will provide residents of The Mather with a full continuum of on-site care.

The Life Centre introduction follows the October 2009 opening of The Mather, the Chicago area’s newest Continuing Care Retirement Community, located at 425 Davis Street in Evanston. 

Mather LifeWays has also announced that Dr. Victoria Braund will serve as Medical Director of the Life Centre.  Dr. Braund has served as Medical Director for Mather LifeWays since 2000 and has added medical oversight of The Life Centre to her responsibilities.  Dr. Braund is Division Director, Geriatrics, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, and Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Medical School.

“Mather LifeWays has been a leading provider of assisted living and skilled nursing services in the Chicago area for nearly 60 years,” said Sara McVey, Vice President and Experience Director, The Mather.  “Not only have we managed well-respected communities at all levels of care, but the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging has trained other senior living communities in all 50 states to deliver a high standard of care to their own residents.”

According to McVey, staff turnover at Mather LifeWays nursing care centers is consistently below the national average.   “We recently received the Excellence in the Workplace award from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging,” she said.  “This means you can count on familiar faces of people who genuinely care about their work and the residents. A stable workforce is an essential ingredient to our ability to provide meaningful person-centered care.”

McVey also pointed out that Sonora at Splendido, a Tucson, AZ retirement community’s health center operated by Mather LifeWays, has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Nursing Homes” by U.S. News and World Report. The designation will appear in the national magazine’s February 2010 issue.

The Mather is the latest addition to a family of senior living residences created by Mather LifeWays that strive to offer older adults the opportunity to pursue engaged and active lifestyles.  The Mather offers a full continuum of care, from independent living through skilled nursing care. 

“Connections,” The Mather sales office, is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call (847) 492.7400 or visit www.thematherevanston.com.


About Mather LifeWays

Based in Evanston, Illinois, Mather LifeWays enhances the lives of older adults by creating Ways to Age Well.SM Founded in 1941 by entrepreneur and humanitarian Alonzo Mather, Mather LifeWays is a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a continuum of living and care; making neighborhoods better places for older adults to live, work, learn, contribute, and play; and identifying, implementing, and sharing best practices for wellness, workforce issues, memory care support, and empowering caregivers. To learn more about our senior residences, community initiatives and Institute on Aging, please call (847) 492.7500 or find your way to www.matherlifeways.com.