We’re pleased to announce that the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, will address delegates on Day 2 of “Walk With Me: Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada”, Tuesday March 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM.
Today’s ground-breaking ceremony celebrated the beginning of construction on University of Waterloo’s North Campus, the future home of the RIA. Learn more.
The event received the following media attention (November 14, 2013):
- Morning Post Exchange: Work Starts on Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging
- The Record: Breaking Ground on Institute for Aging
- CNW: Work started on Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Aging
The RIA is pleased to announce the launch of a 3 year project to accelerate the application of research to practice in senior living environments. This project is made possible through a generous donation from The Cowan Foundation.
Statistics Canada released the results of the Healthy Aging arm of their Canadian Community Health Survey which found that 1/3 of community dwelling seniors are at nutritional risk. The study used an adapted version of A-HA Researcher and Schlegel Research Chair Dr. Heather Keller‘s SCREEN tool (Seniors in the Community Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition).
RIA is pleased to announce the launch of a specialized memory care program in collaboration with the Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team and Schlegel Villages. This program is made possible through a generous donation from The Cowan Foundation and will be offered in Kitchener, Guelph, Etobicoke and Whitby.
RIA founder Ron Schlegel named Officer of the Order of Canada. He is being recognized for his work in academia, commerce and philanthropy, particularly for his commitment to improving the quality of life of seniors across Canada.