On Saturday, January 26, at Anthony’s of Malden, more than 400 people came together to laugh for the good cause of helping older adults and adults living with disabilities live safely and independently at Mystic Valley Elder Services’ 10th rendition of its comedy show Bellyful of Laughs. This year’s event helped Mystic Valley raise nearly $43,000, making it the most successful Bellyful of Laughs ever!

Comedians Paul D’Angelo, Carolyn Plummer and Dave Rattigan made people laugh and attendees enjoyed games, laughter, prizes, good food, old friends and new friends. Malden Mayor Gary Christenson warmed up the crowd by welcoming them as he does every year.

Chief Executive Officer of MVES Daniel O’Leary thanked everyone for coming out and making it a great night. “It is wonderful to see our community come together to support such an important cause. Mystic Valley is lucky to have fantastic, supportive friends.”

Special thanks to ABC Home Healthcare Professionals for their lead sponsorship of this event, as well as our supporting sponsors Brookline Bank, Lindley Food Service, Melrose Bank Foundation and Natale Company & SafetyCare. Thanks also to the ongoing partnership and support of the members of the Zonta Club of Malden in making this event a success every year.

Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Mystic Valley Elder Services Chief Executive Officer Dan O’Leary talk at the 10th rendition of Bellyful of Laughs.


Paul D’Angelo, one of Boston’s pre-eminent stand-up comedians, entertained the crowd with his abundance of humor.


Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Board of Directors President Kathleen Beaulieu and her husband, Paul Browne, enjoy the evening.



Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Virginia Ruane, a long-time Malden resident and member of the Zonta Club of Malden, and a recently retired board member of Mystic Valley Elder Services, enjoy each other’s company.


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