Wellness looks different to everyone. Some find bliss listening to the birds and connecting with nature during a walk. Some rejuvenate through the peaceful practice of yoga or meditation, while others enjoy swimming laps. Or maybe it’s just reading a book in a quiet spot. At Mather Place, residents have a wide spectrum of options to fulfill their wellness needs.


As part of Mather’s commitment to continued innovation, we’ve created an evolved approach to whole-person wellness, one that’s backed by scientific research. It’s called ContinuWell, and it’s our guiding philosophy to providing individualized wellness and wellness services.


True wellness goes beyond a person’s physical health. Numerous factors, such as emotional health, intellectual stimulation, environmental influences, social engagement, and spirituality are among the pieces that make up whole-person well-being. Those elements are what we provide through our offerings.


Based on Mather Institute’s unique Person-Centric Wellness Model, the framework of ContinuWell takes into account how the empowering drivers of autonomy, achievement, and affiliation work hand in hand to deliver a full spectrum of fulfillment. Together, these factors provide you the ability to achieve your desired potential and aspirations.


At Mather Place, there is a vast array of possibilities for your wellness journey, whatever that may be. Some options include:

  • immersing yourself in a good book in our outdoor courtyard
  • adding your voice to a discussion group on art, history, and more
  • taking fitness classes that focus on balance, strength, and cardiovascular health
  • learning something new—or teaching—in resident-led presentations
  • enjoying outdoor wellness experiences such as garden walks
  • relaxing with a class in yoga or meditation
  • connecting with friends over a card game
  • creating a new art form in our Open Art Studio

Each person’s wellness journey is unique

This important evolution in our approach to wellness considers the many factors that contribute to a person’s quality of life on three levels:

The individual level

Personal interests, values, beliefs, and attitudes

The community level

Social networks and neighborhood resources

The society level

Politics, the economy, and culture

Achieving individual wellness starts with straight ‘A’s

While each person’s wellness is unique to their life experiences and influences, research has identified three contributing drivers within this model that play a significant role.


We thrive when empowered to make our own choices. Even when we rely on others, being able to make decisions for ourselves is a key driver of personal well-being.


Confidence comes from doing. From learning. From knowing. A powerful way to foster wellness is an accomplishment on our own terms.


One of the most basic human needs is to belong. To feel a part of something bigger than ourselves. Being connected to other people is critical to achieving well-being.

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