Let’s celebrate what makes us unique

Guided by 75+ years of experience

The Mather, a Mather LifeWays Life Plan Community (formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC), is a unique setting where older adults can discover exceptional Ways to Age WellSM and live life to the fullest.

The day-to-day operations of The Mather are guided by years of award-winning research from Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, a global resource for information on wellness and successful aging service innovations.

Experts in delivering the best in Life Plan Community living

Mather LifeWays is a unique, non-denominational not-for-profit organization—headquartered in Evanston, Illinois—that has served older adults for more than 75 years. Founded by Alonzo Mather—a self-described entrepreneur and well-regarded humanitarian—Mather LifeWays has a long history on the North Shore of Chicago, where Mr. Mather funded one of the first Continuing Care Retirement Communities (now called Life Plan Communities) in the nation.

Financially stable for a more secure future

In times like these, financial solvency is of paramount importance. And you can gain confidence in the financial strength of The Mather. Backed by Mather LifeWays, our community continues to stand on exceptionally firm financial footing.

In addition to the financial benefits of being a Mather LifeWays community, we have access to Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging’s award-winning research that continually helps us create the best possible living environment.

To learn more about how Mather LifeWays makes a difference through its Institute on Aging, community-based initiatives, and senior living residences, please visit matherlifeways.com.

Ways to #AgeWell

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Senior Housing News Design 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.

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Guide to The Mather

Someday Starts Here

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