Experts, exhibitors explore how to age with grace

The Aging Gracefully Lifestyle Show is bringing together guest speakers and exhibitors for health, wellness and more in Cloverdale.

Broadcaster and RN Maureen McGrath is speaking at the Aging Gracefully Lifestyle Show June 27 at Shannon Hall

We’re all getting older – the trick is to age well. A lifestyle show for adults of all ages is bringing a range of experts to Shannon Hall on June 27, offering insight on everything from health and wellness and inheritance matters to hormone balancing and natural treatments for fatigue.

Guest speakers include a financial expert, a pharmacist, naturopathic physician, legal expert and even a radio host – health professionals and local businesses – each sharing expertise on how to age with grace.

The Aging Gracefully Lifestyle Show is presented by Cloverdale Pharmasave and Today’s Senior Newsmagazine. Both had attended trade shows and gatherings and decided to partner to offer something bigger in scale for Cloverdale and residents of neighbouring communities.

Cloverdale Pharmasave wanted to reach those people who are not normally able to attend in-house seminars and clinics with health professionals, marketing manager Josephine Leonard said.

It’s the first time they’ve organized an event of this size – 33 exhibitors are taking part in the trade show side of the event, along with the guest speakers at what could be the first of more events of this kind. “Each year we hope to grow,” Leonard said.

There will be free makeovers, free hearing checks, demonstrations, door prizes and a roster of guest speakers, who take the stage starting at 11:30 a.m.

Keynote speaker Maureen McGrath is the host of CKNW 980’s Sunday Night Sex Show. Her talk, “Female Sexual Desire: What health, hormones and v-love has to do with it,” is at 1 p.m.

First up is Rick Singh, a Certified Professional Consultant from CRS Financial Group. He’ll speak on how best to plan when giving or receiving an inheritance, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Other speakers include Sarah Morrissette from Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions Inc.; Lyle Sunada, compounding pharmacist; Dr. Brian Bluvic, naturopathic physician at Village Health Clinic; and Rosalyn Manthorpe, president of Manthorpe Law Offices, speaking on planning for incapacity – power of attorney and health care representation agreement.

The show runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shannon Hall, 6050 176 Street – the junction of Surrey Doors Open events at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino and the B.C. Vintage Truck Museum – both are welcoming the public for free tours and the location is a drop off for the free shuttle trolly on June 27.

Admission to Aging Gracefully is free, but donations are gratefully accepted on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society and Ending Violence Association of B.C.

Registration not required. For more information visit

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