Let’s dive in head first

Be a mover and shaker. Or really relax and unwind.

The Mather’s 10,000+ square-foot Cotton Spa™ & Fitness Center offers:


Aquatic Area: Offers a heated, 20-meter lap pool, hydrotherapy pool, whirlpool, showers, steam sauna, towel service, plus aquatic classes available.

Work It Out

Get Fit Fitness Area & Studio: Choose from nearly 25 exercise classes for every level/preference, cardio/strength-training equipment, personal wellness programs, health/fitness assessments, stretching area and ballet barre, plus Wii bowling or tennis. Locker rooms, private steam shower, and changing rooms available.

Comfy as Cotton

The Cotton Lounge: The perfect place to get pampered, complete with a wide range of hair services for men and women along with professional spa manicure and pedicure stations.

Behind the Cotton Spa name

The Cotton Spa name honors our connection to our organization’s founder, Alonzo Mather. Mather, whose bequest funded one of the earliest Life Plan Communities in Evanston, was proud of his ancestors. One of those ancestors is Cotton Mather, who wrote more than 400 sermons, essays, and other works, and was instrumental in the founding of Yale University.

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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).

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