Research reveals good news for Life Plan Communities

Last year, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging recruited communities to participate in the first national longitudinal study to evaluate the impact of living in a Life Plan Community on residents’ health and well-being. 

The study, dubbed the Age Well Study, is being conducted by our researchers with support from Northwestern University, and measures residents’ self-reported health and wellness metrics through a survey taken annually for five years. We compare their survey results to a demographically similar sample drawn from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) conducted by the University of Michigan.

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