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

By Liz Snyder We are living in a time when pieces of data are being collected about us all the time – from the activity trackers many people wear to the corporate loyalty programs we belong to. Our health information is also tracked every time we go to the doctor, get a prescription filled, visit

The Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at the RIA is helping the long-term care sector in Ontario deliver high-quality, person-centred care and improve staff retention through training funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care’s Personal Support Worker Education Fund. This is the

RIA Researchers are finding ways to help older adults get the nutrition they need in foods they like to eat by adding healthy, tasty ingredients.

Resources

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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By Liz Snyder We are living in a time when pieces of data are being collected about us all the time – from the activity trackers many people wear to the corporate loyalty programs we belong to. Our health information is also tracked every time we go to the doctor, get a prescription filled, visit

Upcoming Events

Jan 31

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 Two Weeks and follow-up discussion from 7:00 – 9:30p.m. as part of the Absent Friends Film Series. Starring Sally Field, this funny and delightful film captures the story of four siblings

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 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, Farewell mixes comedy and drama to explore

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