November 28th, 2016
Another Successful Year For The Joy of Aging
On Sunday October 23rd, over 300 women gathered at Bellvue Manor to enjoy a special morning to celebrate healthy aging. This year with the help of our sponsors we have raised over $45,000 for the Mackenzie Health Foundation. This brings the total that The Joy of Aging has raised for the Foundation to close to $245,000.
The event was organized by financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves and their team at the Richmond Hill branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd. with the assistance of a dedicated team of volunteers and committee members.
This year we had some new faces and some returning guests. Christine Bentley gracefully returned as this year’s event emcee. As always, she was energetic and fun and kept the morning joyful and entertaining. Musician Nick Cooper was first to take the front stage serenading the guests with acoustic rendition of classical hits and his own material. Ingrid Perry, Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Health Foundation spoke on the recent achievement of the foundation including breaking ground on the New Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Dr. Greg Wells, associate professor at the University of Toronto was the keynote speaker and elaborated on the theme for the morning ‘4 Secrets to a Healthier Life’.
Financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, also the Platinum Presenting Sponsors, continued the morning with their pertinent focused presentation ‘Myths and Realities about Investing in Real Estate and the Stock Market’. Multi-Faceted instructor, Sandra Corrado of Next Level Consulting continued the fun with a Zumba session which had the guests breaking a sweat.
This year we introduced the exclusive ‘Pamper Me Pass’ available only to attendees. For a small donation, attendees were pampered with makeup and hair touch up, massages and access to the photo booth and limited gift bags. Thank you to our ‘pamper me pass’ sponsors for their time and dedication. Proceeds from the 8th Annual Joy of Aging event will help fund the new DASA Program (domestic abuse and sexual assault care centre) at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.
The sponsors of the event included an array of national and local businesses including: Assante Capital Management Ltd. in Richmond Hill, CI Investments, DeerFields, Delmanor, Fezza Hipstore, Golden Years Real Estate, Hummingbird Lawyers, Milena Calabro, RBC Global Asset Management, Staples, Stella & Dot, Trubalance Healthcare and American Standard. For the full list of sponsors, please check the website.
Special thank you to our media sponsors 105.9 The Region, The Liberal, ThatGuy Media Group, and Snapd Vaughan East. Fair Print was the printing sponsor and Oh La la Event Décor was the décor Sponsor. Check out the post media and photos from the event on the website.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our attendees, sponsors & volunteers who help make this a successful event.