Research Highlights

For some older adults, moving into a long-term care (LTC) home can make them feel disconnected from their community-based social networks. This pilot project demonstrated the potential benefits of an innovative software for LTC residents.
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A new program to be piloted this fall in five Schlegel Villages will aim to address the reluctance among residents in LTC homes to engage in physical activity. The Move More Initiative aims to encourage more residents to participate in regular physical activity for increased health benefits.
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News & Events

The Agri-food for Healthy Aging (A-HA) team recently secured a 3-year knowledge translation and transfer (KTT) grant from Agri-Food and Rural Link (the KTT hub for the OMAFRA-University of Guelph partnership).
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The Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging, future home of the RIA, is quickly developing on University of Waterloo’s North Campus and will open in late Summer 2015. If you would like to get involved in this exciting Capital Campaign, please contact us at
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Schlegel Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

There is a need for innovation in the long-term care sector and the Schlegel CLRI aims to catalyze system transformation through research-informed practice change and innovation in workforce preparedness.    
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Schlegel Villages - Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging

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