Now available online: SIIP Annual Newsletter

Kicking off in 2020, the Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships (SIIP) project brings generations together to address social isolation of older adults living with dementia and their care partners. The project is led by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). Learn how SIIP is providing opportunities for older adults and youth to interact in …

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Funding available for technology initiatives

The Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnerships (SIIP) project is inviting community stakeholders in Waterloo Region to submit proposals for initiatives that facilitate older adults’ participation in virtual programs. SIIP is looking to award $90,000 to an initiative that will: Support the social inclusion of older adults by increasing access to technology (devices or infrastructure); or …

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RIA announces $1.3M in funding for community programs supporting intergenerational partnerships

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is pleased to announce over $1.3 Million has been awarded to community projects in Waterloo Region supporting older adults living with dementia. Supporting Inclusion through Intergenerational Partnership (SIIP) is a five-year project at the RIA designed to address social isolation in older adults living with dementia and their …

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RIA receives funding to promote social inclusion among older adults living with dementia

Media Release WATERLOO, ON (February 14, 2020) — The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) announced its latest initiative to enhance life for those living with dementia in Waterloo Region at a public event hosted today. The Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, was on hand to make the announcement for funding to the Supporting …

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Government of Canada invests in pan-Canadian projects that support seniors

Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and workplaces. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to providing Canadian seniors with greater security and a better quality of life. Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors, announced that the Government of Canada will support up to 22 organizations across Canada whose projects will engage and connect seniors to important supports and services in their communities. Read more…