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 Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our team, the older adult population we work with, our partners and the community. The RIA has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, taking steps to prevent transmission, listening to government announcements and following public health guidance. Research shows

Imagine a video replay of a goal scored at a hockey game. If you view the replay at full speed, you might not be able to tell exactly what happened before the goal. But when you slow down the video frame by frame, you can see who hit the puck in and when it crossed

Innovation often comes from a simple idea ­­- one person wondering how things could be better and working with other innovators to find solutions. As ideas grow, so do partnerships and relationships and before you know it, a simple idea has grown into something that can really make a difference. The RIA and Schlegel Villages

Resources

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

Latest News

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The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our team, the older adult population we work with, our partners and the community. The RIA has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, taking steps to prevent transmission, listening to government announcements and following public health guidance. Research shows

Upcoming Events

May 28

Spiritual Resiliency, Dementia and Caregiving during Uncertain Days: Staying grounded through hopeful stories and faithful practices. Accompanying a person with dementia has never been easy, but perhaps at no time in history has it been more challenging than today. The media is filled with inspiring images of professional caregivers who demonstrate amazing courage and endurance,

May 29

Curiosity Fair 2020 – CANCELLED The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is committed to protecting the health and safety of our team, partners and the community. We have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and after much review and consideration, the RIA has decided to cancel the Curiosity Fair in the best interest of

Apr 22

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