The Mather has received numerous awards and recognition across a variety of categories and industries—from home building to design and innovation to lifestyle and more.

We’re honored by the recognition of our continuing efforts to enhance the lives of older adults by creating Ways to Age Well.SM

Beacon Award

The Mather received a 2022 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, ranking among the Top 25 “Best in Wellness” senior living communities on the entire continent.

U.S. News & Report

The Mather ranked as one of America’s Best Nursing Homes in 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019, published by U.S. News & World Report, receiving the highest overall rating of five stars from the Federal Government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Senior Housing News Design and Architecture Award

The Mather was selected as winner of the Senior Housing News Design and Architecture Award for a Continuing Care Retirement Community. The award recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living.

Design for Aging Review

In the Design for Aging Review, sponsored by LeadingAge and the American Institute of Architects, The Mather received a Merit Award, the highest award given in recognition of outstanding projects.

LEED Gold certification

The Mather has achieved LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. In order to achieve LEED certification, a building must meet requirements for sustainable design, construction, and operation.

Design for Aging Review, 11th edition

Citation Award for Innovative Design, Features, and Approaches

Awarded by Design for Aging Review in partnership with LeadingAge, formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA).

Make it Better Award

Readers of Make It Better selected The Mather as the Best Senior Living community for the Best of 2018: Home & Design list.

Midwest Construction’s Best of 2010

Award of Merit, Multi-family/Residential/Hospitality

Awarded by Midwest Construction magazine. Recognizes projects based on safety, innovation, contribution to the community or industry, construction quality and craftsmanship, and function and aesthetic quality of design.

Design Evanston 2010 Award Winner

Landscape Design, Interior Design

Awarded by Design Evanston, an advocacy organization promoting good design. Identifies significant aesthetic and functional improvements in the Evanston community.

Aurora Awards 2012 & 2010 Winner
  • Grand Aurora Award, Retirement Community
  • Grand Aurora Award, Best of State, Retirement Community
  • Aurora Award, Retirement Community
  • Aurora Award, Interior Design & Interior Furnishings

Awarded by the Southeast Building Conference. Considered the “Grammys” of the home building and design industry.

2009 AAHSA Chef Challenge Competition

Iron Chef Champion

Awarded by the American Association of Homes and Service for the Aging (AAHSA). In a competition among senior living culinary teams from across the United States, The Mather team was crowned the 2009 Iron Chef Champions.

National Mature Media Awards

8 Awards

The National Mature Media Awards is the nation’s largest awards program that annually recognizes the best marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs for adults age 50 and older.

2009 Masonry Construction Project of the Year

High-Rise, Readers’ Choice

Awarded by Masonry Construction magazine. Represents “best of the best” in masonry construction across the country, honoring the craftsmanship of skilled masonry.

Guide to The Mather

Discover life at The Mather

with photos, floor plans, and more

Take a detailed tour of The Mather from the comfort of your couch.

  • Get an inside look at our Life Plan Community
  • Review our monthly cost calculator
  • Explore apartment home floor plans

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