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Age in place: Make your home and routines safe for healthy aging
Age in place: Make your home and routines safe for healthy aging

According to a 2021 national survey conducted by March of Dimes Canada, 78 per cent of us want to stay in our homes, but the […]

The nuances of ageism: How intersectionality can impact the experience of aging
The nuances of ageism: How intersectionality can impact the experience of aging

Ageism has significant individual and societal consequences. When ageism intersects with other forms of bias, individuals’ implications can worsen. Canada will soon be a super-aged […]

Healthy at any age: Understanding wellness across the lifespan
Healthy at any age: Understanding wellness across the lifespan

In a society that values youth and physical appearance, aging may seem like something to try to avoid. But everyone ages. It’s natural. Canada will […]

The health coverage gap: How Canadian retirees can protect themselves against the inevitable
The health coverage gap: How Canadian retirees can protect themselves against the inevitable

Health and wealth. People want to preserve both. But health care can be a drain on personal budgets, especially in retirement. At RTOERO, we want […]

Webinar: The Women’s Age Lab and gendered ageism with focus on older women
Webinar: The Women’s Age Lab and gendered ageism with focus on older women

Presented by the RTOERO Foundation and featuring Dr. Paula Rochon, RTOERO Chair in Geriatric Medicine and Dr. Rachel Savage, epidemiologist and a Research Scientist at […]

Webinar: Paths to wellness for older persons: body, mind, spirit
Webinar: Paths to wellness for older persons: body, mind, spirit

Presented by Isobel Mackenzie, Seniors Advocate for Province of British Columbia and Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and Founder of […]

Webinar: Saving the forest … saving us
Webinar: Saving the forest … saving us

Presented for RTOERO members by Diana Beresford-Kroeger, World-recognized author, medical biochemist and botanist in October 2021 The natural world is under siege. That includes human […]

Webinar: Practical ways to address the growing epidemic of loneliness and isolation in older adults
Webinar: Practical ways to address the growing epidemic of loneliness and isolation in older adults

Presented by the RTOERO Foundation and featuring Dr. Samir K. Sinha, Director of Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and the University Health Network in Toronto […]

Webinar: Building an eldercare system that actually cares
Webinar: Building an eldercare system that actually cares

Presented by André Picard, Globe and Mail health reporter and columnist in September 2021 Health care systems have dismally failed older Canadians for decades. During […]