Welcome to the RIA

We are a charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing care and quality of life for older adults. We drive innovation to tackle the biggest issues facing an aging population.

When you teach, your student will know or learn something. But what they experience becomes something they feel. That was the inspiration behind the Make A New Old Friend program.

RIA Highlights

This fall, MAREP moved its home base from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo to the RIA. Join us November 20 to welcome MAREP to the RIA family!

When someone says ‘That’s the story of my life’, what do you understand them to mean? Is their story one of liberation or loss? Is it a tragedy, a comedy, a romance, an adventure?

While more and more older adults are living with dementia, many are living well, thanks in part to researchers like Dr. Carrie McAiney.

Resources

The RIA develops and shares resources, services, education and training to support enhanced quality of life and care for older adults.

Latest News

A recent education day hosted by the Ontario CLRI at the RIA focused on the importance of nutrition and mealtime experience in the life quality of LTC residents.

Upcoming Events

Nov 19

This 1-day workshop for team members in long-term care will provide information on the CHOICE+ mealtimes program, and share easy-to-use tools and resources so team members can become champions for change.

Nov 20

This fall, MAREP moved its home base from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo to the RIA. Join us November 20 to welcome MAREP to the RIA family!