A resource free-for-all

Mather LifeWays offers free resources to help you get acquainted with us, empower self-discovery, and improve the adventure of Aging Well.

Watch online education; download our educational Orange Papers or informative research surveys and reports; or register for Telephone Topics, our live telephone presentations and conversations.


Orange Papers

Mather LifeWays Orange Papers feature topics on aging and living well. New Orange Papers are added regularly – come back to check them out.

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Smart Ways to Boost Brain Health

Just as you can control and improve your general physical health with good habits, so too can you improve the health of your brain—boosting your memory and mental agility, as well as reducing your risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias.
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Did You Hear the One About…? A Laugh A Day Just Might Keep the Doctor Away

Laughter is very powerful, as it has been proven to actually alleviate pain. Though most of us aren’t aware of it, we could really use a good laugh each day. Laughter and humor help us relax, lower our stress levels, and help us find “the funny,” which can give us a new perspective on seemingly difficult situations.
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Take Note(s) Living Well Through Music

Music is everywhere. People everywhere can be seen donning headphones whether they’re reading, exercising, traveling, or shopping. What is it about songs that captivate mass audiences? All in all, why is music such a big deal? The answers to these questions are important—especially in regard to cultivating your health and well-being.
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Creating Meaningful Conversations with Older Adults

Like all of us, older adults have a need to tell their stories. They just simply require the right outlet and someone to listen.
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Does Mindful Eating Help You Eat Less or Just Better?

You’ve probably heard about all the ways to lose weight and then some. Diets, fads, no diets, power bars, shakes—you name it. Well, research indicates that mindful eating might be a good place to begin.
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Participation in Online Communities and Psychosocial Well-being Among Older Adults

Preferring alone time—all the time? Within the older adult population, social isolation is a common occurrence—and it means more than just an empty calendar. Social engagement—defined by some researchers as making social and emotional connections with people and the community—has been shown to contribute to the successful aging of older adults.
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Top 10 Power Foods for Older Adults

The old saying, “you are what you eat” is true. Today’s health care professionals all agree: it’s possible to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer by simply looking at your current diet. Are you eating right?
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In the Pursuit of Happiness: Moving Beyond Daily Pleasures and Experiences

What if you were asked, “Are you satisfied with your life enough to know that you will leave behind a positive legacy?” or, “If you could change anything about your life, would you?” How would you answer?
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Oh, Think of the Possibilities! Creative Thinking at Work and at Play

Remember the last time you were in an art museum viewing paintings or sculpture and found yourself thinking, “This person was a creative genius…I could never do that.”? Well, creativity is about more than the idea of “genius”; it is an innate human ability that every individual possesses. Yes, that means you.You just need to learn how to tap into your natural wellspring of creative prowess.
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Telephone Topics


A nice ring to it: Telephone Topics


Telephone Topics is a FREE program that offers a variety of pertinent and beneficial information. You can listen, learn, participate, and share in conversation with others about, well…just about everything!

Register for the FREE program of your choice and find out more by contacting us at 1 (888) 600.2560 or click below:

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Research & Reports


Survey says…


Adult children with family members living in CCRC’s

Mather LifeWays, along with Ziegler and Brecht Associates, Inc. conducted the first-ever national study of family members of residents living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC). Find out what adult children of CCRC residents are saying about their loved ones’ experiences, and how that influences their own plans for the future.
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Online Education


Mather LifeWays is continuously producing informative videos and webinars that bring to life our mission of creating Ways to Age Well. Whether you’re looking for a quick “information download,” or want in-depth learning, you’ve come to the right place!

You can also visit our YouTube page to browse videos showcasing everything from NBC Tucson’s coverage of Splendido to behind-the-scenes footage of one of our Mather’s–More than a Café locations.
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Better Health Is Just a Click Away

This three-part webinar series is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to make better health-related decisions, by enhancing your understanding of online health-related decisions and tools. Each webinar runs 1 hour.


Continue your education and lifelong learning


Gale Morgan, Vice President, Mather LifeWays, speaks with Tucson’s NBC-affiliate about the numerous options available to continue learning and thriving. Video running time 3:21
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Top 7 items needed in an emergency


Gale Morgan, Vice President, Mather LifeWays, speaks with Tucson’s NBC-affiliate about the seven most important items you should have on-hand in an emergency. Video running time 3:14
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