Join our research panel and make a difference

Through a collaborative partnership between Mather and Chautauqua Institution, we are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to add your voice to future research that will explore people’s influences, behaviors, and attitudes.

As a Chautauqua Institution patron, you’re invited to join the new Mather Institute Research Panel. This panel, made up of members from across the United States, will serve as the foundation for future Institute studies on wellness and aging well topics.

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Upcoming Surveys

As a member of the panel, you’ll receive invitations to participate in several surveys a year, contributing your insights and experiences on such topics as

  • positive aging
  • hope
  • solitude
  • ageism
  • resilience
  • gratitude
  • wellness
  • motivators of healthy behaviors

The first survey will open in late September. Each survey will be online and is estimated to take 10 to 30 minutes to complete. And when you participate in a survey, you’ll receive a summary of the research findings when they become available.

The Institute will use the panel’s responses to explore fresh insights into the experiences of individuals during these unprecedented times.

Join Today

Anyone age 18 and better is welcome to join the Mather Institute Research Panel. To join, simply complete a demographic online survey here. Your answers on this initial survey will be used for future research in which you participate. Please note that Mather Institute takes personal privacy very seriously. The information you share will be confidential and none of the information you provide will be attributed to your name.

About Mather and Mather Institute

Staffed by researchers, Mather Institute is an award-winning resource for applied research and information about wellness, aging, and innovations in aging services. The Institute is part of Mather, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1941 that is dedicated to creating Ways to Age Well.SM Learn more at