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Gift giving to grandkids: Go beyond plastic toys
Gift giving to grandkids: Go beyond plastic toys

Giving gifts to grandkids can bring a lot of joy. It’s fun to shop for children and watching their reaction to the gift is exciting. […]

Local RTOERO district boosts 7-10 Club food program in Nanaimo
Local RTOERO district boosts 7-10 Club food program in Nanaimo

The 7-10 Club in Nanaimo is getting a boost to its food program for those in need, thanks to a $4,000 grant from District 47 […]

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, […]

RTOERO distributes $87,000 in grants to back community projects across Ontario
RTOERO distributes $87,000 in grants to back community projects across Ontario

Twenty-two community projects across Ontario are getting a boost thanks to funding from RTOERO’s annual community grants campaign. Since 1968, RTOERO has been a voice […]

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 […]

RTOERO’s Ontario advocacy meetings focus on system reconstruction post-pandemic
RTOERO’s Ontario advocacy meetings focus on system reconstruction post-pandemic

RTOERO volunteers and staff met with Ontario MPPs and government officials during the sixth annual Vibrant Voices Advocacy event on Oct. 24 and 25. During […]

Everyday ageism: Examples of ageism in our day-to-day lives
Everyday ageism: Examples of ageism in our day-to-day lives

Ageism, like other forms of oppression, plays out on different levels. Ageism exists within institutions and communities, within interpersonal relationships, and can be self-directed. And […]

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 […]