5-Year Study Aims to Prove Benefits of Life Plan Community Living

A five-year study of more than 2,000 life plan community residents by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and Northwestern University will try to determine the effects that living in such a community has on residents’ long-term health and wellness, the institute announced Tuesday.

“Although life plan community residents are routinely asked about their satisfaction with various aspects of their community, to date there has been no large-scale national study that has captured the larger impact of living in a life plan community on health and wellness over such a long time span,” Cate O’Brien, Ph.D., assistant vice president and director of the Evanston, IL-based institute, told McKnight’s Senior Living.

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