Impact stories

Sign up to help prevent social isolation and loneliness
Sign up to help prevent social isolation and loneliness

October 1, 2020 More than 500 RTOERO members and friends of the RTOERO foundation have signed up for the RTOERO Foundation’s annual Social Isolation Awareness […]

Social isolation hits seniors hard – and in a pandemic affects everyone
Social isolation hits seniors hard – and in a pandemic affects everyone

This article first appeared in Liaison, our member newsletter. It’s taken a pandemic for many Canadians to understand one of the country’s biggest health risks […]

Webinar: From isolation to inclusion
Webinar: From isolation to inclusion

Presented by Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan in October 2018 The webinar covers key findings for the social isolation impact project that the Foundation was […]

Your donation at work: The power of connection
Your donation at work: The power of connection

“I never write someone else’s story,” says Melissa Wysocki, a community connector with the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan. “I sit down and have conversations […]

How our granting cycle works
How our granting cycle works

While on the surface, it may appear that awarding money to fund research is a simple process, it is far from the reality of a […]

The caregiver crisis: New research exposes gaps in our care system
The caregiver crisis: New research exposes gaps in our care system

This article was originally published in the fall 2019 issue of Renaissance Magazine. When we talk about aging, we don’t always talk about the people […]

5 things you might not know about the RTOERO Foundation
5 things you might not know about the RTOERO Foundation

Wondering about our Foundation? Here are five facts you might not know about us. 1) We receive no government funding – we rely on voluntary […]

Meet Lynn Zhu, post-doctoral fellow and part of the next generation of geriatric researchers
Meet Lynn Zhu, post-doctoral fellow and part of the next generation of geriatric researchers

What got you interested in the field of aging?  My grandparents have played a huge role in my life. Observing them and their friends made […]

New funding announced for 2020 grant program
New funding announced for 2020 grant program

The RTOERO Foundation is pleased to announce $100,000 in new funding for projects that advance our collective knowledge about the impact of social isolation and […]