Checking In On CCRCs

How does the type of senior living community chosen by seniors influence their overall health and wellness? The Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and Northwestern University are one year into a five-year study to answer that question, specifically quantifying the benefits of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

The main goal of The Age Well Study is to assess the impact of CCRC living on residents’ health and wellness over time and to provide data that can support and inform senior living design for years to come by identifying which organizational factors, such as size or amenities, are associated with more positive outcomes for residents.

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