New dementia resources available
Addressing cultural gaps in dementia resources through co-design and collaboration.
Embark on a transformative journey at Walk with Me, a national conference revolutionizing the way we view aging in Canada. Mark your calendars for May 1-3, 2024 in Ottawa!
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.
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.
Wednesday March 6, 2024
7 - 9 p.m.
Medication management and aging can be a complex mix. Join Tejal Patel, Schlegel Specialist in Medication Management and Aging in person at the RIA and learn how to navigate through the process.
Monday March 25 - Tuesday March 26, 2024
1-3 p.m. / 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Are you 60+ years old, a family/friend or employed care partner? Join us for a community consultation session about clinical support for medication management and the physical and mental health of older adults.
Wednesday February 14 - Wednesday April 17, 2024
1-2:30 p.m. EST
The Culture Change ECHO will provide a platform for partners to share creative solutions, strategies, and resources that promote a social model of living within senior care settings.
The food we eat is often tied to our culture or where we come from. If our meals don’t match the smells and tastes we know and love, we might not...
WATERLOO, Ont. (February 1, 2024) The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is pleased to announce that Ontario is investing an additional...
Bridging the gap in senior care: Nearly $11M Living Classroom investment targets urgent workforce needs
Waterloo, Ont. – To address the critical shortage of skilled personal support workers (PSWs) and the pressing demands of Canada's rapidly aging...
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.