Partners

Mather LifeWays regularly partners with other organizations that help advance our mission through their unique resources, expertise, and support. Through these partnerships and affiliations, we’re able to increase the number of older adults and family members we can serve.

If your organization is passionate about enhancing the lives of older adults, please do not hesitate to contact us about a partnership!

Our university partners include:

Chicago College of Psychology, Chicago, IL    

  • Research and education internships for undergraduate and graduate students

DePaul University, Chicago, IL    

  • Research and education internships for graduate students
  • Contracting with graduate students to support technology needs of online programs

Loyola University, Chicago, IL    

  • Research and education internships for graduate students
  • Seeking grant submission opportunities

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL    

  • Graduate student learning experiences:
    • Campus Catalyst Program – pairs not-for-profits with business school students to jointly work on moving forward key community initiatives
    • Intergenerational education opportunities –  pairs Mather LifeWays residents and students in co-teaching classroom experiences
    • Civic Engagement Program – a Capstone Project for students focused on Community Initiative’s MOREways product via community resource inventory, market research, and product refinement recommendations
    • Design for America Program – interdisciplinary teams of students from their studio’s Mobility Group create new perspectives to create social innovation and bring new products to market in collaboration with researchers and venture capital partners (current project targeting environmental designs to reduce falls)
  • Seeking grant submission opportunities/expert grant application reviewer
  • Research and education internships for graduate students
  • Volunteering opportunities for students in Mather LifeWays communities via FIIVE Chicago program

Rush University, Chicago, IL    

  • Practicum experiences for undergraduate and graduate health professions students in Mather LifeWays communities and sites
  • Seeking grant submission opportunities 
  • Provider of continuing education credits for all educational programs
  • Co-presentations at professional conferences 
  • Co-authoring professional papers for publication

University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA    

  • Faculty serves on Mather LifeWays InvestigAge’s editorial board
  • Pursuing research opportunity to study Village Model

University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA    

  • Faculty serves on Mather LifeWays InvestigAge’s editorial board

Concordia University, River Forest, IL    

  • Faculty serves on Mather LifeWays InvestigAge’s editorial board

University of Massachusetts Boston, MA    

  • Faculty serves on Mather LifeWays InvestigAge’s editorial board

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA    

  • Fox School of Business – study of caregiver resources for working caregivers
  • Intergenerational Center – in discussions to establish a Community for All Ages program, a national initiative that helps communities promote well-being and health across generations

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA    

  • Faculty serves on Mather LifeWays InvestigAge’s editorial board