Foundation blog

Marie Cosgrove leaves an inspirational legacy
Marie Cosgrove leaves an inspirational legacy

The RTOERO Foundation recently received a most generous bequest gift from Marie Cosgrove. The following story was sent to us by Dorothy Hollingsworth, District 23, […]

A panel discussion: Moving from isolation to inclusion
A panel discussion: Moving from isolation to inclusion

This panel discussion was presented by the RTOERO Foundation as part of their 2022 Social Isolation Awareness Month activities in October 2022. Foundation Executive Director […]

Dr. Rochon leads the future of geriatric medicine: Part 4
Dr. Rochon leads the future of geriatric medicine: Part 4

Dr. Paula Rochon holds a number of impressive positions with several prestigious organizations and institutions. We know her best as the RTOERO Chair in Geriatric […]

How do I know if I’m socially isolated or lonely?
How do I know if I’m socially isolated or lonely?

It’s no secret that social isolation and loneliness are bad for our health. After all, research has suggested that prolonged social isolation and loneliness are […]

Webinar: Social inclusion – a practical guide to future-proof your relationships
Webinar: Social inclusion – a practical guide to future-proof your relationships

This webinar was presented in September 2022 by the RTOERO Foundation featuring Laura Tamblyn Watts CEO of CanAge. Loneliness and social exclusion are as bad […]

Webinar: Mentally healthy living after social distancing – A study of older Canadians 
Webinar: Mentally healthy living after social distancing – A study of older Canadians 

This webinar was presented in May 2022 by the RTOERO Foundation featuring Dr. Gail Low Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing and Dr. […]

RTOERO Foundation issues call for grant proposals
RTOERO Foundation issues call for grant proposals

The RTOERO Foundation is now accepting letters of intent for grants of $10,000 to $50,000 to support projects that aim to improve seniors’ health and […]

Dr. Rochon leads the future of geriatric medicine: Part 3
Dr. Rochon leads the future of geriatric medicine: Part 3

Dr. Paula Rochon holds a number of impressive positions with several prestigious organizations and institutions. We know her best as the RTOERO Chair in Geriatric Medicine at […]

Social isolation and loneliness: what’s the difference, and what can we do?
Social isolation and loneliness: what’s the difference, and what can we do?

Social isolation and loneliness are often used interchangeably, but are they the same thing? Not exactly. Their difference, implications and possible solutions are broken down […]