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Study suggests ways to increase CCRC resident happiness

Soliciting feedback from residents about their needs and interests, offering a variety of programs, educating employees on the signs and symptoms of depression and loneliness, and providing residents with access to mental health resources are steps that life plan communities can take to try to increase resident happiness, suggest findings of the third year of the Mather Institute’s Age Well Study.

Life plan community residents who are satisfied with their daily life and leisure activities have a strong sense of overall happiness, and residents are happier and more satisfied when they have a greater sense of community belonging, found the study, which is a partnership between Evanston, IL-based Mather Institute and Northwestern University.

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