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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 […]

Self-care for retiring education workers: How to do it and why
Self-care for retiring education workers: How to do it and why

Retirement is an ideal time to design and implement or update your self-care system—it’s a time in life when your ultimate goal can be to […]

Coping with grief: Resources that can help
Coping with grief: Resources that can help

More than 6.3 million Canadians are grieving a death because of COVID-19—that’s a lot of us. Add to that those of us who have lost […]

RTOERO advocates at the federal level to improve the future of seniors
RTOERO advocates at the federal level to improve the future of seniors

This spring, RTOERO board members and Political Advocacy Committee members met with federal ministers and members of Parliament to speak about critical issues that matter to seniors across Canada. RTOERO offered its expertise and insight to help policy makers on any questions in which a seniors’ perspective would be useful. 

Cataracts 101: How to identify, prevent and treat cataracts
Cataracts 101: How to identify, prevent and treat cataracts

Prepared by IRIS for RTOERO Foundation Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in Canada and most commonly affect adults aged 60 and older. […]

Pride at every age: Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ aging in Canada
Pride at every age: Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ aging in Canada

Our health and social service systems continue to be imperfect. Within healthcare and in the community older adults with intersectional identities face ageism plus other […]

A United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons to combat ageism and protect seniors
A United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons to combat ageism and protect seniors

On June 9, 2022, during the RTOERO Vibrant Voices webinar Human rights denied: Canadians against ageism, Margaret Gillis and Dr. Kiran Rabheru from the International […]

Webinar: Optimizing medication safety
Webinar: Optimizing medication safety

This webinar was presented by Dr. Paula Rochon, founding director of Women’s Age Lab, geriatrician, senior scientist, Women’s College Research Institute, professor, Department of Medicine, […]