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 RIA is sharing lessons learned and expertise about shifting organizational culture in an online course offered by HealthCareCAN, Canada’s national association of health organizations.

Read the latest news about research and activities happening at the RIA.

Stakeholders came together to talk about ways to provide dementia-friendly exercise at a Think Tank hosted by the RIA.


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

Latest News

Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield with RIA's Richard Hughson and Village at University Gates residents Phil and George

Retired Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Chris Hadfield joined RIA's Rich Hughson to showcase research that CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques has participated in for Hughson’s Vascular Echo project.

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