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

In partnership with the Waterloo Wellington LHIN, the RIA is pleased to offer complimentary LIVING the Dementia Journey workshops to team members working in LTC homes in the Waterloo Wellington region.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University has recognized the work of RIA founder Ron Schlegel by awarding him an Honorary Doctorate.

Dr. Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging, is partnering with the Village of Riverside Glen to try out an innovative new music program.

Resources

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

Latest News

Jane Kuepfer presenting

The role of spirituality in the human experience is not as easy to define as it once may have been, and as society looks to the future of care for an aging baby boom generation, there is a risk of missing key areas of support.

Upcoming Events

Feb 1

LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia.

Feb 6

LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia.

Feb 21

LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia.