Mather LifeWays Research Shows Life Plan Communities Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults

EVANSTON, Ill. — New research released last week by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging shows that continuing care retirement community — or life plan community — residents report more healthy behaviors and have greater emotional, social, physical, intellectual and vocational wellness than those living in the community at large. 

The five-year Age Well Study is the most extensive longitudinal research to date exploring health and evaluating the impact living in a CCRC has on residents’ well-being, according to Mather LifeWays. The Year 1 Report of The Age Well Study includes responses by 5,148 residents from 80 CCRCs in 28 states nationwide. It is available to download for free at 

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