Mather LifeWays receives awards for health, research

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

An Evanston-based organization that focuses on better living for older adults recently received two awards, the organization announced earlier this month.

Mather LifeWays, a 73-year-old nonprofit organization, serves more than 40,000 older adults per year through living residences, community outreach and Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, a researching division that provides information on wellness, educational programming and aging innovations, according to Mather LifeWays and the organization’s website.

The organization was named the recipient of Illinois’ Healthiest Midsize Employer for the second year. Mather LifeWays has more than 500 employees, according to the organization.

“Our commitment to serving older adults is equaled only by our commitment to our employees,” said Mary Leary, president and CEO, in a news release. “We believe that taking extraordinary care of our employees translates into extraordinary experiences for residents and customers.”

The Institute received the 2014 Excellence in Research and Education Award by LeadingAge, an aging-focused association.

It received this award for its contributions including evidence-based research and education programs, according to LeadingAge in the news release.

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