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

Falls are the number one reason seniors are admitted to hospital according to a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information released this past July. November is Fall Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about this significant issue. At the Research Institute for Aging, we’re doing our part by highlighting the work of

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.

We work to improve the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia through our investment in research and the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program.

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

Upcoming Events

Nov 20

In partnership with North East Behavioural Supports Ontario, the RIA is offering a professional development opportunity for long-term care homes within the North East region.

Nov 21

In partnership with North East Behavioural Supports Ontario, the RIA is offering a professional development opportunity for long-term care homes within the North East region.

Nov 22

9:00am – 4:00pm Conestoga College, Doon (Kitchener) campus Join Veronique Boscart, RN, PhD for an opportunity to understand the key features of implementing a successful Living Classroom for post-secondary education in seniors care. College administrators and faculty will learn in an interactive environment about key success factors and practical applications to grow and sustain an