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.

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June is Senior's Month. Read executive director Josie d'Avernas' reflection on this past year at the RIA and her hopes for the future as she plans for retirement.

Upcoming Events

Mar 9

We are offering our LDJ train-the-trainer course virtually!

Jun 8

The theme for the 9th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality is Vital Connections: Claiming voice and learning to listen, an invitation to explore issues of connection within the context of aging and spirituality.

RIA Highlights

This June, Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging Jane Kuepfer is chairing the 9th International Conference On Ageing And Spirituality.

The RIA congratulates Schlegel Research Chairs Heather Keller and Veronique Boscart for their appointment to the National Long-Term Care (LTC) Service Standards Technical Committee.

Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging Kate Dupuis has developed a new resource to support senior living organizations to bring the Intergenerational Jamboree music therapy program to their homes.


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

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RIA makes a difference

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.