RIA 2022-23 Impact Report
Partnering for Aging Breakthroughs
Get involved with our research and initiatives to help answer some of the most challenging questions facing an aging population.
Walk with Me is a national conference aimed at changing the culture of aging in Canada. Join us May 1-3, 2024 in Ottawa!
A forum for those in long-term care and retirement to share solutions to help connect, imagine and commit to changing the culture of aging
The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is a charitable, non-profit organization that enhances the quality of life and care for older adults through research, education, and practice. We connect research to the real world and tackle the biggest issues facing an aging population. Our innovative approach to research is helping to change the way we age in Canada.
Areas of Expertise
The RIA is recognized as making significant impacts in the following key areas:
We connect research
to the real world.
Saturday January 20 - Sunday January 21, 2024
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST
The Creating Dementia-Friendly and Inclusive Spaces case competition is a chance to work together to create inclusive and dementia-friendly spaces in Waterloo Region. Register today!
Thursday December 14 - Thursday May 9, 2024
Encore Webinars: Spirituality & Aging are an opportunity to connect with an international community sharing research and practice.
Imagine a future where your home could monitor your health and daily activities without cameras or wearable devices. There was a time this type of...
In recognition of Osteoporosis Awareness Month and Fall Prevention Month, we’re focusing on maintaining a safe and healthy lifestyle for older adults. Lora Giangregorio, Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging, shares valuable tips on avoiding falls and preventing fractures.
By: Kate Dupuis, Jane Kuepfer, Scott Mitchell COVID-19 pandemic and long-term care During the COVID-19 pandemic, team members working in long-term...
In the Community
Being involved with the RIA has been like opening a door into a world filled with knowledge, respect and interest. It’s incredibly welcoming and rewarding.
— Myrna Norman is living with dementia and shares her experience working with the RIA as a member of the Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDLRN) Advisory Committee.
I think what is different about this organization is that its thinking is outside the box a little bit….It’s supporting resources that we [people with lived experience] have designed…And that’s the difference that I can see.
— Community Advisory Committee member that helps guide the work of the Canadian Dementia Learning and Resource Network (CDLRN) reflects on the value this program brings to older adults across Canada.