Delight in the Everyday

Spend less time on chores and more time doing what you love. Rekindle old passions. Discover exciting new ones. It’s possible at The Mather, because we take care of a multitude of little things that free you up to do what’s most important to you.

Below is just a taste of the many services and amenities that you’ll enjoy.

  • housekeeping service every other week
  • home maintenance, including upkeep, repair, or replacement of appliances; general plumbing repairs; and bulbs for provided light fixtures
  • rubbish removal and professional upkeep of building and grounds
  • 24-hour concierge
  • convenient valet service for parking vehicles in our enclosed, climate-controlled garage
  • professional, on-site management team
  • scheduled transportation to shopping and appointments via shuttle bus or car
  • a Wellness Resource Center designed to help you proactively manage your health, navigate the health care system, and learn about ways to live well
  • a flexible Culinary Club Plan
  • inspiring social, educational, and cultural programs
  • all utilities included except telephone and internet, including electricity, heat, air-conditioning, water, and basic cable television service

Á la carte services for an additional fee:

  • personal fitness training
  • signature spa and salon services
  • specialty classes, programs, and trips
  • catering service while entertaining in your home or in our private room, Generations
  • additional housekeeping to personal specifications
  • special-request repairs & services


  • multiple restaurants
  • 10,000+-square-foot fitness center and spa, including a heated 20-meter lap pool
  • the 22-seat Reel Room for watching feature films
  • a well-stocked library with a computer station
  • the Drawing Room, an inviting lounge adjacent to the lobby
  • the Fairfield Room, for relaxing by the fire
  • the Gateway Gallery, a climate-controlled walkway lined with historic artwork

Special Spaces to Support Your Well-Being


Our 10,000-square-foot fitness center and signature spa and salon is at your disposal. Take full advantage of the heated, indoor, 20-meter saline lap pool, whirlpool, and hydrotherapy pool with treadmill; Keiser cardio and strength-training equipment; a group exercise area; and steam showers and sauna. Our salon offers services for a fee, including men’s and women’s manicures and pedicures, hair care, and more.


Roam through nearly two acres of beautifully landscaped, lush gardens where you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop and smell the roses. Our green spaces incorporate beautiful perennial and rose gardens, “plant-your-own” raised garden plots, a formal lawn that’s ideal for concerts and other outdoor functions, and walking paths with private seating areas. We also have a rooftop garden for dining, dreaming, and gazing at the surrounding views.

In your home

Home has never been so sweet

  • All utilities (except telephone and internet) are covered, including electricity, heat, air conditioning, water, basic cable television, and even real estate taxes
  • Housecleaning service every other week
  • Spectacular views of Lake Michigan, the sweeping Chicago skyline, scintillating streetscapes, or serene gardens
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Access to The Mather Life Centre, offering assisted living, memory support, and long-term care, if needed
  • Choice of Life Care or 90-Day Plans that provide long-term care and financial coverage
  • Personal assistance to help coordinate your move to The Mather
Around your home

Live. Relax. Enjoy.

  • Professional building, grounds, and home maintenance, including snow and rubbish removal
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Dining packages that can be used at any of our restaurants
  • Personal storage area
  • Professional, on-site management team
  • Inspiring social, educational, and cultural programs
  • 10,000-square-foot Cotton Spa™ and Fitness Center, 20-meter saline pool, warm water therapy pool, sauna, and steam showers
  • Movie theater with daily showings
  • A well-stocked library
  • An inviting parlor adjacent to the lobby
  • A great room that opens onto a garden
  • A living room for relaxing by the fire
  • Scheduled shuttle transportation to shopping and appointments
  • In-home communication channel for updates and information
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet services in first-floor amenity areas
  • A climate-controlled walkway connecting The Mather North and The Mather South
  • Acoustically-engineered spaces for optimum comfort
Optional services

Amenities tailored to your life

  • Day services at Cotton Spa™
  • Personal fitness coach
  • Business center services
  • Select classes, programs, and trips
  • Catering service while dining in our private dining room, Generations, or in your home
  • Guest meals
  • Guest suites
  • Specialty Sunday brunches
  • Laundry services and additional housekeeping to personal specifications
  • Special-request repairs and services
  • Private transportation
  • Enclosed, climate-controlled garage
  • Access to guest suites at Splendido at Rancho Vistoso in Tucson, Arizona, a Mather-operated Life Plan Community that is co-owned with The Plaza Companies

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.

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