Research reveals good news for Life Plan Communities
Cate O’Brien, Ph.D.
Oct 26, 2018
Age Well Study open to additional participants until November 30
Who better to teach a college course on aging than older adults?
Sep 26, 2018
Group discussion and interviews also revealed that beyond the educational content, the course provided much more to all participants, through the creation of strong relationships between the resident-instructors...
Creativity, cognition and coloring
Margaret Carlock-Russo, Ed.D.
Apr 05, 2017
As awareness of mindfulness and stress management self-care techniques grows, adults are rediscovering the simple pleasures of engaging in coloring to relax, while also improving their brain function.
Integrating technology into art therapy programs
Sep 30, 2016
Our art therapists will continue to identify new ways to integrate technology into our existing creative practices so that in-the-moment meaning can be preserved, revisited and shared.
A fresh take on community outreach
Sep 23, 2015
At Mather LifeWays, we’ve pioneered five unique, replicable channels in which effective outreach can be done:
Lifestyle and the aging brain
Jun 01, 2015
There’s a growing body of evidence that shows that we do have some control over protecting ourselves from signs of dementia and cognitive decline—and even the physical damages of Alzheimer’s...
Get smart about brain health
Catherine O’Brien, Ph.D
Mar 02, 2015
Activity directors and lifestyle coordinators across the country are trying to find the best solutions for residents who request “brain games” out of a desire to improve their memory and sharpen...
Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging releases brain and memory program
Oct 21, 2014
Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging has released Boost Your Brain & Memory program, a brain fitness program.
Mather LifeWays announces expansion and renovation plan for Mather Place of Wilmette
May 20, 2014
The $6.5 million renovation will start in late 2014 and will include an expanded fitness center and wellness suite, cinema, library, arts studio and computer center. The facility is home to 122 residents.
Flu creates challenges, but staff can prepare effectively
Paula J. Fenza, M.A.
Feb 26, 2013
On average, roughly 24,000 Americans die each flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than half of those hospitalized are over age 65. This season’s influenza...