Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Mather LifeWays website!

Thank you for reviewing our Privacy Policy (“Policy”). Mather LifeWays (Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging; Mather’s—More Than a Cafés; senior residences; and research, education, and support programs are all referred to collectively in this Policy as “Mather LifeWays”) respects the privacy rights of our online visitors, and we are committed to providing you with a secure online environment. We have adopted a website Policy that outlines how we collect, store, and use the information you provide us online.

This Policy applies only to the public sites located at and not to the organization’s separately hosted websites, its private and/or internal websites, or to its web applications. We encourage you to read this Policy before using our website; your use of signifies that you agree with all terms of this Policy.

Mather LifeWays collects no personally identifiable information (such as your name, mailing address, or e-mail address) when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide that information to us. Mather LifeWays collects and temporarily stores certain limited information about your visit as you browse through the pages.

Information Automatically Collected and Stored

When you browse through any website, certain personal information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:

  • the name of the domain you use to access the Internet
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the pages you visited
  • the address of the website you came from 

We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

This website does not use “cookies” (small bits of data that a web server stores on your hard drive) to obtain information about you or track your visits to our site.

Personally Provided Information

If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an e-mail message, form, survey, etc., we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.


Mather LifeWays does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required for law enforcement or statute. Safeguards such as firewalls have been implemented to protect the privacy of your e-mail. Access to your e-mail is restricted to employees who process and answer these inquiries as part of their assigned duties.


Compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Mather LifeWays does not share any personal health information that can be used to identify you as an individual with another party without your explicit consent. If you have any questions or want more information about our Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact:

Mary Sullivan, HIPAA Privacy Officer
Mather LifeWays
(847) 492-7500

Endorsement Disclaimer – Links to Other Sites

Our website comprises content with links to other companies, and in a few instances, we link to private organizations. You are subject to other sites’ privacy policies when you leave References made on this website to commercial products, processes, services, manufacturers, or companies does not necessarily constitute our endorsement or recommendation. Mather LifeWays is not responsible for the content of any off-site web page referenced from this server.

Copyrights, Trademarks, and Service Marks

Mather LifeWays; Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging; Mather’s—More Than a Cafés; Mather Place of Wilmette; Mather Place at The Georgian; Mather Pavilion; Splendido; Mather Edgewater; The Mather; Sonora; Mather LifeWays research, education, and support programs and their distinctive liveries, logos, and product/service markings; and the products and services described in this website (except those belonging to Mather LifeWays vendors, suppliers, licensors, or partnering organizations/companies) are among the trademarks, service marks, or registered trademarks owned by Mather LifeWays, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without prior permission from Mather LifeWays. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress owned by Mather LifeWays, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior permission of Mather LifeWays. Any request for grant of a license to use any Mather LifeWays marks is subject to prior approval, and should be addressed first with the webmaster: