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.

Latest News

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The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) was awarded $2M in federal funding to lead two national projects that will advance research and drive innovation to enhance quality of life for persons living with dementia and care partners.

Upcoming Events

Jan 21

What have you always wanted to know about the arts and aging or spirituality and aging? Now is your chance to ask! RIA research specialists Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging, and Jane Kuepfer, Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging, will answer questions from older adults about their research topics in an upcoming video series.

Mar 23

LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia. Participants gain awareness and understanding that changes not only the way they view dementia, but the way they support people living with it. The LDJ Program Increases understanding of dementia and provides a new perspective on

Apr 27

LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia. Participants gain awareness and understanding that changes not only the way they view dementia, but the way they support people living with it. The LDJ Program Increases understanding of dementia and provides a new perspective on

RIA Highlights

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) was awarded $2M in federal funding to lead two national projects that will advance research and drive innovation to enhance quality of life for persons living with dementia and care partners.

On September 24, 2020, Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging, hosted Arts and Aging Day Canada, a social media event dedicated to profiling artistic activities in older adults’ and their care partners across the nation. Supported by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research, Dupuis spent

Canada’s first 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults were released today and include information specific to those aged 65 and over. Schlegel Research Chair Lora Giangregorio contributed to the development of these exciting new resources.

Resources

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

Research on the International Space Station applied to improving care for older adults right here in Ontario.