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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 […]

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. […]