Village of Morton Grove Collaborates with Mather LifeWays to Bring New Programs in 2015 for Adults 50+


Evanston, IL – February 10, 2015 — The Village of Morton Grove has announced it will collaborate with Mather LifeWays, a non-denominational not-for-profit organization, to coordinate programs for adults 50 and better in Morton Grove.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mather LifeWays to provide exciting new programs and events for our residents in addition to continuing our current senior programs and clubs,” said Dan DiMaria, Village President of Morton Grove.

In the coming months, the Village of Morton Grove and Mather LifeWays will work together to develop programming and opportunities to meet the needs and desires of Morton Grove residents. Among the programs will be wellness and technology offerings and a monthly “MORE than a Lunch” that will take place in the American Legion Memorial Civic Center which will include live entertainment, a meal, and more.

The lunch concept is based on a successful model that Mather LifeWays has hosted in the Edgewater neighborhood since 2000 and is an extension of the internationally acclaimed Mather’s—More Than a Café. Mather’s—More Than a Café annually serves more than 35,000 people with food and programming, and Mather Edgewater luncheons entertain 300+ people monthly.

“It’s exciting to work with the Village and combine our resources to bring programming that will support residents of Morton Grove in aging well,” said Mary Leary, president and CEO, Mather LifeWays.

The first “MORE than a Lunch” will be held on Friday, February 13, 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center, 6140 Dempster Street, Morton Grove. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. To R.S.V.P. call Mather LifeWays at (888) 600.2560.


The Village of Morton Grove, Illinois, is located sixteen miles north of and bordered by Niles, Glenview, Golf and Skokie. Morton Grove is 5.2 square miles with approximately 20% of the land owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve District. The Village has a diverse population of approximately 24,000 residents, is served by the Niles and Maine Township high school districts, and is home to more than 700 local businesses and industries.

ABOUT MATHER LIFEWAYS: Based in Evanston, Illinois, Mather LifeWays is a unique, non-denominational not-for-profit organization that was founded more than 70+ years. Dedicated to developing and implementing Ways to Age WellSM, Mather LifeWays creates programs, places, and residences for today’s young-at-heart older adults. To learn more about their senior living residences, Community Initiatives, and Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, call (847) 492.7500 or visit online at

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