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Mather Institute Releases Age Well Study

The Age Well Study finds residents in Life Plan Communities (such as Larksfield Place) report better health & wellness over time. Read this and other findings in the newly released Year 5 research from the Age Well Study, which is the first large-scale national evaluation on health and wellness among residents of Life Plan Communities.

Among the detailed findings:

  • In Year 5, Life Plan Community residents exhibited better self-reported health and higher levels of moderate physical activity compared to older adults from the community at large.
  • From Year 1 to 5, social contact significantly increased for residents.
  • Overall engagement in intellectual activities significantly increased for residents and decreased for older adults in the community at large.

The five-year Age Well Study was designed by Mather Institute in collaboration with Northwestern University and included a total of more than 8,200 residents living in 122 Life Plan Communities across the country.