The “Joy of Aging” 2009 Featured:

* Dr. Joey Shulman, DC, registered nutritionist, and best-selling author speaking on using nutrition to keep our health and vitality as we age.

* Local experts speaking on planning for our healthy futures – understanding aging and our health care system, the financial challenges, and our options to age gracefully.

* Booths & activities featuring fun and helpful services.

* Live Jazz performance, raffle, and gift bags.

York Central Hospital has just completed its largest redevelopment and expansion since opening its doors in 1963. Resulting in tremendous improvement in patient care, patient satisfaction and the overall patient experience. Over the next 3 years, York Central Hospital Foundation is challenged to raise $6 million to fund equipment priorities to care for our growing community. That is why we are asking special people in our community to “Care to Make a Difference” by participating in this event to help raise funds to purchase Two Vital Signs Monitors and a Maxi Lift System for the Centre of Continuing Care at York Central Hospital.

RICHMOND HILL, ON, October 27, 2009 – More than 230 women gathered at the Richmond Hill Country Club on October 17th, to help raise funds for the Centre for Continuing Care at York Central Hospital. They learned about nutrition and planning for long term care while having fun through activities and good camaraderie.

The event raised more than $12,000 that will be used to purchase a maxi-lift and two vital signs monitors for York Central Hospital’s Centre for Continuing Care.

Organized by financial advisors, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves and their team at Richmond Hill Branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd (Member-CIPF), the morning started with an engaging and informative speech by Dr. Joey Shulman, the renowned registered nutritionist and author of the national bestseller, “The Last 15”. This was followed by a brief speech by Janine Purves, senior financial advisor at Assante Capital Management Ltd (Member-CIPF), on the financial challenges of planning for long term care.

Debbie Gilbert , occupational therapist at Generations, delivered a moving account of her 10-year journey of care with her mother. Dr. Brian Berger, the chief of continuing care at York Central Hospital, also provided an overview of the high quality of service and care offered at the centre.

The sponsors of the event included an array of national and local businesses including: Manulife Financial, RBC Asset Management, Dynamic Funds, Asadi, Lewis & Associates, Assante Estate & Insurance Services, ExtendiCare Canada, Generations – Debbie Gilbert, Invesco Trimark, Mackenzie Financial, Transamerica Life, Capo Sgro LLP, Charles B. Ticker Law Office, Chartwell Classic Valley Vista, Co-Operators – Jessiman Agency, Farinaz Jewelry Design, Franklin Templeton Investments Corp., iAMBIC Communications Inc., Moira Sutton & Wineke Kosmo, Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries, Dr. Judy Snider, Women’s Fitness Clubs of Canada and Women’s Travel Network.

The Liberal newspaper provided media sponsorship, printing was sponsored by Fairprint, and Taste of Nature and Richmond Hill Country Club sponsored the coffee break, while Isis Balaban, of Workplace Wellness Massage, offered massages at the event with proceeds donated to York Central Hospital.

Prizes for the raffle were donated by AGF Funds, CARP/Zoomer Magazine, Chartwell Classic Valley Vista, COTY Prestige, Farah Salon & Spa, Farinaz Jewelry Design, Fit Your Style, Hillcrest Mall, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Toronto-Markham, Invesco Trimark, Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Ladies Golf Club, Marianne and Mario Serrani, Marlowe Restaurant & Wine Bar, Moira Sutton, Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries, Prestige Hair Design, Ronald Miller Photography Ltd., Second Cup Yorkdale, The Nia Technique, The Wild Strawberry Salon, Tina Tehranchian and W10 Colours.

For further information contact: Sean Roheim at (905) 707-5220 ext. 29 or