Joy of Aging — VAUGHAN
The excitement was palpable and the piano was playing as the Richmond Hill branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd. welcomed over 300 women to Vaughan’s Bellvue Manor for the 6th Annual Joy of Aging. This year, the theme of the event for women over 40 was “Igniting the Spark in Your Relationship.” Joined by a panel of top doctors and former CTV news anchor Christine Bentley as emcee, moderator Valerie Gibson read from her books The Later Dater (for the newly single woman over 50) and Cougar (for older women seeking younger men). The takeaway? Communication is key. Held on Nov. 9, 2014, guests enjoyed a Canuck-style breakfast, a salsa lesson from Soul2Sole and a silent auction with something for everyone (from a Niagara-on-the-Lake package to Toronto FC tickets). Gibson put it best in her 1999 Toronto Sun column, “Good old days are just that.” The event raised $30,000 for the Mackenzie Health Foundation.