About RGPc

What is the RGPc?

The Regional Geriatric Program Central (RGPc), affiliated with McMaster University and hosted by Hamilton Health Sciences, is one of eleven Regional Geriatric Programs in Ontario. The RGPc region of Ontario Health West includes: Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Norfolk, Brant, Burlington and Waterloo Wellington.

In collaboration with specialized geriatric services (SGS) clinicians and community partners, the RGPc helps facilitate a comprehensive, coordinated system of SGS to support care for older adults living with complex and chronic health conditions within our region.


Promote a system of health care that optimizes the health, independence and quality of life of frail seniors based on evidence-informed practices.


All frail seniors will have optimum health and will have access to specialized geriatric services.

Guiding Principles

  • SGS must be available in an equitable way throughout the region
  • The configuration of SGS will vary from community to community, depending on the need, resources, history, and community preferences
  • Evidence-based practices included in consideration of any models of care, education and research

Areas of Focus

  • Education and Capacity Building
  • Knowledge Exchange and Translation
  • Service Improvement
  • Collaboration
  • Research and Evaluation

What Patients Tell Us

I finally gathered enough courage to ask for your help regarding memory loss. I am 75 years old and have been noticing memory loss for the past year. I have an older brother who has Alzheimer’s and I would like to get help before I reach that stage.

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