First McKnight’s Hall of Honor Winners Unveiled

They are women who have overseen massive growth at their companies, completed multiple degrees, overcome tragedy and mentored younger employees. They are the impressive inaugural Hall of Honor recipients in the McKnight’s Women of Distinction program, who were announced by program organizers on Wednesday.

The elite class of 19 women in the joint McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living’sprogram comprise top providers at an executive level in skilled nursing or senior living organizations.

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With Rising Demand From Boomers, Senior Housing Developers Shift To More Urban Projects

Gone are the days of sleepy, gated retirement communities in secluded, suburban settings. Millions of baby boomers reaching retirement age today are demanding a more urban style of living, and developers are beginning to respond.

“One of the things we’re seeing with the population over 65 is they want to stay in the heart of their community,” Mather LifeWays Senior Vice President Gale Morgan said. “Boomers are saying ‘I want ease of access, I don’t want to have to get in my car to go to the restaurant or the doctor.’ The urban lifestyle is getting more and more popular.” 

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The Mather: Research Shows Life Plan Communities Bring Real Benefits

TYSONS, VA (March 12, 2019) – The Age Well Study recently released by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging shows that residents living in Life Plan Communities report more healthy behaviors and have greater emotional, social, physical, intellectual, and vocational wellness than a demographically similar group of older adults living in the community at large. For residents considering a move to The Mather, a Life Plan Community in Tysons, that spells good news on several levels. Not only is their decision leading them to an environment conducive to healthy behaviors, but they’ll also benefit from knowing that this type of groundbreaking research is being led by the research arm of the parent organization of The Mather – Mather LifeWays – a 75+ year-old not for profit organization dedicated to helping older adults Age Well.

The five-year Age Well Study is the most extensive longitudinal research to date relative to Life Plan Community residents and includes responses by 5,148 residents from 80 Life Plan Communities from 28 states nationwide. It is available to download for free at