What’s next is what Mather is all about.


In 1941, Mather was established as The Mather Foundation by Alonzo Mather, a well-regarded humanitarian, lifelong inventor, and innovative entrepreneur. Alonzo bequeathed his fortune to create a home for “ladies of refinement” who lost their incomes when their husbands passed away. He funded one of the earliest Continuing Care Retirement Communities (now Life Plan Communities) in Evanston, Illinois.

Alonzo’s past fuels our future. Today, Mather remains committed to his spirit of innovation and creating Ways to Age WellSM for older adults.

inspiring words from Alonzo Mather...

In my life, I have never stood still. We Mathers never do. I have kept on with new ideas, projects, and visions.

Ways to #AgeWell

Our Ways to #AgeWell series provides research-based tips every weekday to help you make the most out of each day. From boosting brain health to building resilience and happiness, every simple little tip can make a big difference in your life.

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