Going Green

Can you imagine finishing a meal by eating the very same utensils you used to consume it? How about the ability to choose between plain, sweet, and savory flavored edible utensils? If the folks at The Mather have their way, plastic utensils will soon be a thing of the past and the planet will be better for it.

And it’s not just The Mather that’s committed to the health of the environment. Lots of companies in Northern Virginia, including Washington Gas and BOWA, are finding ways large and small to support sustainability and to incorporate “green” practices into their businesses and the community.

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Life Plan Communities Offer Another Alternative to Aging in Place

Mark and Sharon Brender, retirees who live in a townhouse in Arlington, Va., love living in an urban environment, walking to shops and restaurants and hopping on Metro for cultural opportunities in normal times.

But at 70, Mark Brender says he realizes that he and his 73-year-old wife may not always want to live in a three-level home with stairs.

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Tysons Senior Living High Rise To Begin Construction In 2020

EVANSTON, IL. (November 19, 2019) – Mather announces that land purchase has been finalized for The Mather, a Life Plan Community in Tysons, Virginia, following entitlements approval in June. With site design and permitting currently ongoing, The Mather is proceeding with detailed interior design plans for the community as well as apartment home finishes and upgrades. Sitework is anticipated by summer 2020, with projected opening of the first phase of The Mather expected in 2023.
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The Mather Offers New Retirement Living Option for the Tysons Area

TYSONS, VA (June 26, 2019) – Now that entitlements have been approved in a unanimous vote by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at its June 25, 2019, meeting, Mather LifeWays announces it is now accepting deposits for apartment homes at The Mather, a new Life Plan Community for people 62 and better, in Tysons, Virginia.

“We are thrilled to have received approval for this exciting new community,” said Mather LifeWays CEO and President, Mary Leary. “The Mather will offer apartment homes with SMART home technology, amenity-rich community spaces, and luxury of a different kind for those who wish to plan ahead to live life to the fullest.”

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In Later Years, Your House May Be Bad for Your Health

The recent results of the first of a five-year study being conducted by Chicago-based Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and Northwestern University, found that nearly 70% of Life Plan Community (also known as Continuing Care Retirement Community) residents stated that moving into such a community, “somewhat or greatly improved their social wellness.” Including more than 5,000 residents in 80 Life Plan Communities across 29 states, the survey also found that residents of the communities (which typically offer independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing in a single location) scored higher across five of six recognized facets of wellness than about 1,000 peer group older adults living in the community at large – including greater emotional, social, physical, intellectual and vocational wellness.

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