Let’s celebrate what makes us unique

Guided by 80 years of experience

The Mather is a Life Plan Community (formerly known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC) created by Evanston-based Mather. It 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 Institute, a global resource for information on wellness and successful aging service innovations.

Experts in delivering the best in Life Plan Community living

Mather is a unique, non-denominational not-for-profit organization—headquartered in Evanston, Illinois—that has served older adults for 80+ years. Founded by Alonzo Mather—a self-described entrepreneur and well-regarded humanitarian—Mather 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, our community continues to stand on exceptionally firm financial footing.

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

To learn more about how Mather makes a difference through its Institute, programs, and senior living residences, please visit mather.com.


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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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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

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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