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Our aging population affects all of us

By 2036, nearly one in four Canadians will be over 65. It’s a growing and diverse segment of the population with complex needs.

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Better is possible

Our grants are designed with advice from experts to address the top priorities to improve quality of life as we age. From maintaining social engagement to improving geriatric education and research—our approach is designed to help tackle urgent needs today while also creating a more age-friendly future for us all.

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RTOERO Foundation donors make dementia research possible
RTOERO Foundation donors make dementia research possible

Students interacting with dementia patients received training on interpersonal communication strategies through an education program called the Gentle Persuasive Approach. The education program, made possible […]

Two new grants awarded in 2020
Two new grants awarded in 2020

The RTOERO Foundation’s most recent call for proposals focused on ways to better understand and address the issue of social isolation among friend and family […]

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 […]