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Our donors drive our impact

A legacy of participation and giving It started with a simple research participation certificate. The certificate arrived in the mail shortly before Kerry Townson’s mother passed away in 2015. As a resident of a retirement home in Kitchener, Ontario, Joyce Townson...

Supporting Your Neighbours: A community conversation guide

As we get older, the risk of social isolation increases significantly. But the truth is, social isolation doesn’t have to be part of aging. Social isolation is the lack of meaningful communication, contact or interaction and can be caused by a variety of factors, such...

Highlights 2022

As we reflect on the year 2022, we are pleased to highlight some of the notable achievements and appointments from the past 12 months. This year, we were able to drive innovation on an unprecedented scale, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our researchers,...

For those who will someday die

Aging brings us into the reality of our own and others’ mortality and the end of our material bodies. Advancements in treatment options for most life-threatening diseases have increased our options exponentially, and now the responsibility for our choices lies...

6 tips to create a successful intergenerational program

Did you know… social isolation has a significant impact on the well-being and physical and mental health of older adults and those providing them with care. Social isolation is often defined as the objective lack of, or limited, social contact with others. The good...
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