For Immediate Release

October 24, 2018


On Sunday October 14th, over 300 women gathered at Bellvue Manor in Vaughan, to enjoy a special morning to celebrate healthy aging. This year with the help of our sponsors we raised over $35,000for the Mackenzie Health Foundation.  This brings the total raised for the Foundation since 2009 close to $342,000.


The event was organized by senior financial advisors, 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.


The Joy of Aging 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the ongoing fundraiser!  This year was a special milestone and an opportunity to revisit and celebrate the great achievements and memories of the past ten years


Comedian Martha Chaves, the Event MC added extra fun to the event and made the audience laugh and enjoy themselves. A veteran at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, her candid style and infectious stage presence created a joyful atmosphere. She was welcomed on stage by iPAL, one of our robot friends from VTRAC Robotics. Ongoing supporter of The Joy of Aging and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jennifer Pearlman, a nationally recognized medical expert, focused on Women’s Health, shared tips for better aging. Musicians Nick Cooper and Fearghas Gundy serenaded the guests with acoustic renditions of classical hits and their own material during breakfast.


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event, a fashion show showcasing leading women in the community was held!  With the amazing styling by Wendy Bannerman of North 42, make-up by Marlene Gardiner & her team from Arbonne, and hair by Daniel Fiori and his team from Salon Daniel and Spa, the audience and the models themselves loved the opportunity to see accomplished ladies shine on the runway!


Financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, also the Diamond Presenting Sponsors, continued the morning with their presentation revisiting the 10 years of Joy of Aging and the fond memories they have and thanked all the volunteers and sponsors for the support they had received throughout the years.


Energetic fitness instructor, Susan Salek from ADP Wellness Centre continued the fun with a pole walking demonstration. She Demonstrated multiple ways to be active and guests were quite engaged during the fitness break.


Thank you to our ‘pamper me pass’ sponsors, Arbonne-Marlene Gardiner, Salon Daniel, On The Spot Massage and Merk Photography,  for their time and dedication. Proceeds from the 10th 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, Arbonne, ADP Wellness Centre, Hummingbird Lawyers, Miller Thomson, Williams HR Law, Fidelity Investments, NEI Investments, Snider Chiropractic Clinic, Manulife, BMO Global Asset Management, North 42, Max Mara, PearlMD, and VTRAC Robotics. For the full list of sponsors, please visit the event web site at


Special thank you to our media sponsors Active Life, City Life/ Dolce Magazine, Persian Tribune, Pure Deluxe, Tonic Media, Snapd Vaughan East and Richmond Hill. Also, many thanks to Fair Print for being our printing sponsor for the tenth year and to Oh La La Event Décor for being the décor Sponsor.


We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our attendees, sponsors & volunteers who contributed to the success of this event.


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