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.

30 years ago, I became aware of the magnitude of suffering endured by older adults experiencing memory loss and I started the idea of Memory Clinics. Today, we have over 100 Memory...

RIA Highlights

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) announced its latest initiative to enhance life for those living with dementia in Waterloo Region at a public event hosted February 14, 2020. The Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, was on hand to make the announcement for funding to the Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships (SIIP) project.

Interacting with peers in a purposeful and meaningful way can help combat loneliness and depression in long-term care a recently published paper has found. Susan Brown is the Director of Research Coordination and Research-Practice Integration at the RIA, and one of the authors of the paper. In 2014 she was part of a team that

On Friday January 24, 2020, the Village of Riverside Glen long-term care home in Guelph hosted a “Lunch-and-Learn” event to showcase their innovative intergenerational music therapy program and discuss the benefits of the program for residents and members of the community. MPP Mike Schreiner was on hand to congratulate the Village team members and research

Resources

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

Latest News

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) announced its latest initiative to enhance life for those living with dementia in Waterloo Region at a public event hosted February 14, 2020. The Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, was on hand to make the announcement for funding to the Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships (SIIP) project.

Upcoming Events

Feb 28

7:00-9:30 p.m. St. Jerome’s University Academic Centre SJ2 2002 Main Level 290 Westmount Rd. N, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G3 Attend a film screening of The Farewell and follow-up discussion from 7:00 – 9:30p.m. as part of the Absent Friends Film Series. Based on the director’s own life experiences, The Farewell mixes comedy and drama

Mar 27

7:00-9:30 p.m. Conrad Grebel, Great Hall 140 Westmount Road North Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 Attend a film screening of The Fault in our Stars and follow-up discussion from 7:00 – 9:30p.m. as part of the Absent Friends Film Series. Based on the New York Times best selling book by John Green, this movie follows two

Apr 24

7:00-9:30 p.m. St. Jerome’s University Academic Centre SJ2 2002 Main Level 290 Westmount Rd. N, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G3 Attend a film screening of The Savages and follow-up discussion from 7:00 – 9:30p.m. as part of the Absent Friends Film Series. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney, this film follows two adult children