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SARA

ABTAHI

Founder 

Sara Nutritional Consulting

Sara Abtahi has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition. She’s been in the nutrition field for over 18 years. She has worked in different hospitals and home care facilities for 12 years and it has been over 4 years that she started her own practice at Sara Nutritional consulting. She specializes in Women’s health, Difficulty to lose weight, Type 2 Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Digestive issues, and more!

She is passionate about educating others on how to take charge of their health and minimize disease and illness, especially on how to achieve and maintain a superior quality of life by proper nutrition and creating a toxin-free home

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DEB CHMELAUSKAS

Occupational Therapist and Founder

BetterBrains

Deb Chmelauskas graduated from University of British Columbia with a B.Sc. and then went on to complete her Occupational Therapy degree at Queen’s University. She has been practicing occupational therapy for over 14 years. She has had additional training in cognitive rehabilitation and has obtained Dementia Care Specialist certifications.

Deb has worked many areas of eldercare including acute care, clinic-based care, community health, assisted living, extended care and private practice. Along with her specialization in cognitive health for older adults she has extensive knowledge in the physical conditions and illnesses that are often associated with aging.

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MARCI

DEANE

Mortgage

Broker

A mortgage broker with Mortgage Architects working in Vancouver, Marci Deane has over 20 years of professional experience in banking, mortgages, real estate and finance. She has earned a reputation for being an exceptional leader, savvy business woman, and an award winning networker.

 

Integrity is at the core of everything Marci does and the results are happy and loyal clients. Her goal is to make your home ownership dreams come true by understanding your individual needs and then implementing the most cost effective financing solution through outstanding service, market knowledge, industry experience and leading edge technology.

KIM HALL

Director & Founder

Physio2U

Physio2U has been Empowering Lives since 2012. We provide in-home physiotherapy services for those who need it the most- the ones with limited mobility. Our team of outstanding physiotherapists help seniors, orthopedic trauma victims, people who depend on a wheelchair for mobility or individuals with busy lives who value their time. Physio2U serves many communities throughout the Lower Mainland, from Vancouver to Abbotsford. With our one-hour long, one-on-one care, we provide relationship-centred care and strive to achieve each individual's personal goals. We support our clients both emotionally and physically. We regularly give back to all the communities by hosting free Wellness Talks and providing volunteer physiotherapy services at senior sporting events.

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SAMUEL K. GRANT

CEO

Proof of Care & WhoCares.ca

Bringing a wealth of big and small business experience, Sam is an inspirational leader and a service innovator that has a history of setting the highest standards in multiple industries. With decades of experience, Sam is a sought-out leader in Vancouver’s business community. In his role as CEO, Sam oversees day-to-day operations, including management of Proof of Care’s leadership team and more than 70 employees, as well as the roll out of a series of exciting new enterprises that are well underway. Through his years of business service, Sam has gained proven leadership expertise in operations, sales, and staff development, making him a valuable asset to the VSSE board, where he serves as Vice-Chair.

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PAT 

LOVE

Sales Representative

Royal LePage Sussex

Pat Love, a life long resident of North Vancouver, has been in the residential real estate business for over 20 years. Very much a people person, originally working at an engineering firm that specialized in residential development, she was drawn to real estate because she wanted to be closer to the people part of the business.

She delivers exceptional guidance to clients with their real estate buying or selling, understanding that this exciting, but stressful experience, requires insightful support. Her experience and background has given her the foresight to identify and proactively address any potential issues.

Pat is particularly fond of working with seniors, is well versed in their needs, and is very involved in that community. She works with a trusted group of individuals to ensure that all aspects of selling, buying, and moving are addressed, including staging, downsizing, oil tank removal, repairs, and cleaning, and can recommend connections in retirement community services.

Pat believes that buying or selling, for the first or next time, can be a very enjoyable experience and it is her personal goal to make that happen. She works to ensure that everyone involved in the transaction feels like a winner.

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ANNWEN LOVERIN

Executive Director

Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre
 

Annwen Loverin is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in non-profit management and community development. She is passionate about engaging older adults in enhancing their well-being, independence, and resilience and balances strategic thinking with a strong commitment to equity, compassion, and positivity. Annwen leads an amazingly dedicated team of staff and volunteers at Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre, a community gathering place with more than 70 different programs and services for seniors in North Vancouver.

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TRACEY

LUNDELL

Senior

Investment Advisor

Harbourfront Wealth Management, Sea Glass Wealth Advisory Group

Tracey Lundell is a Senior Investment Advisor located in White Rock, serving the Lower Mainland. Tracey provides a full-suite of wealth management services to her clients, including tax, investment and wealth planning. Tracey’s dedication to exceptional client experiences and innovative financial strategies are the foundations of her business.

Tracey has been providing her clients with innovative wealth management solutions for over 29 years. Her clients include business owners, non-profit organizations, executives and pre-retired/retired individuals, who require an extra level of attention and specific industry knowledge to truly look after.

Tracey was born and raised on Vancouver’s North Shore and is pleased to be serving clients across British Columbia – a province she is proud to call home. Tracey enjoys constantly expanding her education. In addition to her double major from UBC in English Literature and Political Science, Tracey is an investment and fixed income specialist holding a number of industry certifications including the Chartered Investment Manager designation.

Tracey has spent her life volunteering with different charitable organizations across Canada, and continues to be actively involved in a wide range of charitable and community organizations including the UBC Medical School Diabetes Research, YWCA of Vancouver, Vancouver Seniors Service Experts, Burnaby Seniors’ Resource Society, Board Member for the Richmond/Delta CARP Chapter, Board Member for the Kiwanis Club & Foundation of North Vancouver, Mentor for Forum of Women Entrepreneurs and Facilitator for Junior Achievement of BC.

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MARK

McKENZIE

Licensed Funeral Director

McKenzie Funeral Services

Mark McKenzie is a Licensed Funeral Director with experience in planning meaningful celebrations of life, funerals, memorials, and making pre-planned arrangements. Mark specializes in end of life planning and often attends workshops and conferences to learn better ways to meet the needs of the families he serves. Graduated with his MBA with an emphasis in Management in 2012, Mark continues to carry his family’s legacy as he is now the third generation of the McKenzie Family to begin in the funeral profession. Since 2012, Mark has worked for his parent’s funeral home, located in West Vancouver, McKenzie Funeral Services. They are the only family and Canadian owned funeral home located in West & North Vancouver. Mark is a strong believer in that in a time of loss, those are best able to cope through a death with someone that they can trust; he hopes families can find their trust in him.

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SCOTT MORRISON

President

Nextphase Moving & Downsizing

Scott Morrison has been a senior move manager since 2008. He has gained valuable experience in managing over 400 moves throughout Metro Vancouver, Canada and internationally. He is committed to helping all clients, with a focus on seniors, to make their move as seamless and stressless as possible.

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JACKIE

REID

Sales Manager

Churchill House

Churchill House is a lovely retirement community. Located on a quiet street, we are easy to miss but hard to forget. A warm, tasteful decor with large, well appointed suites. We are Independent Living with Assisted Living services that available 24/7 if you need them. Book a Personal Visit today.

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NICOLE SHANDLER

Retirement Living Sales Professional

Hollyburn House

Nicole Shandler has 25+ years work experience establishing, building and maintaining relationships with her clients. It’s been that relationship building that has been the common thread in an extremely varied sales career. Nicole has worked in the seniors housing industry for the past 7 years' and loves her role of assisting seniors and their families in what is often a difficult time in their lives. Nicole is proudest when she is able to give her clients the confidence to make a positive and proactive move. She often jokes though that she is in this role for completely selfish reasons as she is surrounded by surrogate grandparents every day!

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LISA WARREN

Director of Sales

Sunrise of Lynn Valley

As Director of Sales, Lisa Warren plays an integral role supporting families in their search for a senior living community as well as transitioning residents to their new home at Sunrise of Lynn Valley. With an extensive background in sales, marketing and customer service, Lisa brings a significant amount of experience as well as compassion and empathy to lead the sales and marketing team. She has an unwavering dedication to Sunrise and its residents and demonstrates this commitment in numerous ways such as creating and organizing an annual Antique Car Showcase to benefit the Alzheimer Society of BC. Lisa is thrilled to be in a rewarding career at Sunrise Senior Living and one of her greatest joys is making residents smile every day!

 

“I’m so pleased to have finally found my calling as Director of Sales and my goal is to enrich the lives of all seniors. I truly feel this is my purpose and I no longer go to work each day, I go to my 'second home'!  If I can assist in your senior living journey, please contact me at 604-904-1226 or visit me for a tour at 980 Lynn Valley Road in North Vancouver. Please see the links to a variety of tools below to help with the everyday role of caring for loved ones, especially those seniors living with memory loss.” You can view a virtual tour video here: https://bit.ly/2Y3roCM

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ROBYN

WYMAN

Founder & Life Transition Healer

Circle of Life Centre

Robyn Wyman is a Life Transition Healer, Death Doula and Bestselling Author of the book Healthy Living: The Secrets to Natural Health and Wellness. She supports people to gracefully move through challenging life transitions at the beginning and end of life, so they can achieve peace and balance in their lives. Robyn has developed an innovative and unique holistic healing platform, which addresses the whole person, to facilitate healing from the inside out. She uses four distinct healing modalities to bring about wellbeing, delivered through her workshops, products and private coaching and mentorship programs.
Her methods are innovative and compliment the medical model for beginning and end of life, and grief care. For more information or to book a complimentary discovery session go to www.circleoflifecentre.ca

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LESLEY

MIDZAIN

Lawyer

Lakes, Whyte LLP

Wills & Estates Lawyer at Lakes, Whyte LLP, your North Shore Local Law Firm | Helping clients avoid the emotional and financial toll that a lack of planning can bring | Taking care of the details & guiding clients through the process of Probate and Estate Administration during an often emotional time.