The Mather: Research Shows Life Plan Communities Bring Real Benefits

TYSONS, VA (March 12, 2019) – The Age Well Study recently released by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging shows that residents living in Life Plan Communities report more healthy behaviors and have greater emotional, social, physical, intellectual, and vocational wellness than a demographically similar group of older adults living in the community at large. For residents considering a move to The Mather, a Life Plan Community in Tysons, that spells good news on several levels. Not only is their decision leading them to an environment conducive to healthy behaviors, but they’ll also benefit from knowing that this type of groundbreaking research is being led by the research arm of the parent organization of The Mather – Mather LifeWays – a 75+ year-old not for profit organization dedicated to helping older adults Age Well.

The five-year Age Well Study is the most extensive longitudinal research to date relative to Life Plan Community residents and includes responses by 5,148 residents from 80 Life Plan Communities from 28 states nationwide. It is available to download for free at  

Read the press release here