THE JOY OF AGING FUNDRAISESR CELEBRATED ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A STELLAR EVENT

 

 

Joy of Aging models with Daniel Fioro and Marlene Gardiner (Back row) and Tina Tehranchian, Wendy Bannerman and Janine Purves

 

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman ,Tina Tehranchian, and Janine Purves

 

On Sunday October 14th, 2017, 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, raised over $35,000 for 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 marked the 10th anniversary of the ongoing fundraiser!  The 2018 event 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.

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.

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

You can visit www.thejoyofaging.ca  for photos and video of the 2018 event, full list of sponsors, and updates about the 2019 event.

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