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

It is with bittersweet emotions that the RIA team announces the planned retirement of Executive Director, Josie d’Avernas, effective July 2021. Josie joined the RIA in 2005 when the organization was founded, and held several leadership positions before taking the Executive Director role in 2016. Josie’s dedication and innumerable contributions to the organization have helped

Sheridan and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) are thrilled to announce the five-year extension of an innovative research partnership. The continuation of this commitment will support the ground-breaking research work of Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging. Dupuis is also a Professor in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community

On September 21, around the world people celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day. This day is an opportunity to share stories of dementia and Alzheimer’s, to spread awareness and reduce the stigma people living with dementia face. The RIA is proud to work with an inspiring group of people impacted by dementia who have been breaking down

Resources

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

Latest News

head shot of Josie d'Avernas

It is with bittersweet emotions that the RIA team announces the planned retirement of Executive Director, Josie d’Avernas, effective July 2021. Josie joined the RIA in 2005 when the organization was founded, and held several leadership positions before taking the Executive Director role in 2016. Josie’s dedication and innumerable contributions to the organization have helped

Upcoming Events

Apr 22

Walk with Me is a biennial conference aimed at enhancing the journey of aging across the continuum of care and community living.