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Interested in why older adults choose independent living? Looking for a statistical profile of the market-rate seniors housing industry? Have questions about how new ways of engagement might affect the mental and physical health of older people?You’re in luck. All of these resources – and more – are available at the click of a mouse in one central web location called InvestigAge.
The new online clearinghouse comes from the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging. It features annotated summaries of current research and reports focusing on current trends in housing and services for older adults. Each summary includes a synopsis of the research as well as a critical analysis to help readers interpret and apply the results.The site is designed to appeal to a variety of stakeholders in the senior living field, including:
Registered users access the clearinghouse with a login and password. They also receive a monthly e-newsletter highlighting new articles."InvestigAge is just what the field needs around evidence-based research," said LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix. "We value this new tool for disseminating valuable research to senior living providers who are looking for a comprehensive resource to help inform their strategies and move our industry forward."
The Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging is the research and education arm of Mather LifeWays, a LeadingAge member in Evanston, IL. The institute designs and conducts national applied research, pilot demonstration projects and education initiatives. It also maintains a consumer-oriented Aging in Action website and sends its Aging in Action e-newsletter to 13,000 subscribers.