29th Annual Senior Expo
Registration is now available for local companies and organizations to participate in the 29th Annual Senior Expo of Santa Barbara. The largest active aging fair in our area, the Senior Expo will take place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.
Exhibitors will have the opportunity to engage more than 1,000 area seniors and caregivers with their services and companies and to network with more than 120 local businesses and organizations focused on the needs of seniors and caregivers in our community. Senior Expo is expanding its health screening program for seniors this year and hopes to attract more organizations and companies offering activities to keep seniors and caregivers active and engaged in the community. The Expo will also include a Volunteer and Activities Showcase which allows local clubs, activity groups and nonprofit organizations to present their programs to a large number of people and to recruit volunteers and members onsite.
“The Expo is the only event of its kind on the Central Coast and attracts visitors from throughout Santa Barbara County. Not only do the attendees receive great information and have fun at the event, but the exhibitors also value the opportunity to connect with one another and share their resources,” said Christopher Williams, Expo Director. “With the support of our sponsors and exhibitors, and the help of more than 50 volunteers, we are really proud to be able to bring the Expo to Santa Barbara each year.”
Exhibitors will include public agencies and nonprofits, financial and insurance services as well as housing, home care, healthcare, fitness, education, recreation, transportation and many other vital services and useful products for seniors in our community.
Businesses and organizations serving the growing number of caregivers and seniors in our community can learn more about the event and register to participate online at www.seniorexposb.com. Exhibit space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Senior Expo is a nonprofit event organized and staffed by a team of community volunteers that work year-round to serve the needs of seniors. The Expo is made possible through sponsorship of local businesses and nonprofit agencies. The 2017 Platinum sponsors include Family Service Agency, Cottage Health, Sansum Clinic and Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available.
ABOUT SENIOR EXPO OF SANTA BARBARA
Organized by Family Service agency, Senior Expo is an active aging fair that brings together more than 120 companies and organizations that offer programs, services and products benefitting seniors and their caregivers. Each fall, Sansum Clinic or Cottage Health, and a team of local nurse volunteers, provide free flu shots to an unprecedented number of area seniors age 55 and up. The Expo also offers free valet parking, live entertainment, a healthy snack, bone density scans, other free health screenings and many other activities for seniors. For details visit the Senior Expo website atwww.seniorexposb.com.
ABOUT FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY
Established in 1899, Family Service Agency has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara County’s most reliable and effective nonprofit human service organizations. FSA programs ensure access to food, shelter and other basic needs, as well as youth mentoring and a wide-array of mental health programs. Each year, more than 28,000 Santa Barbara County residents receive services at FSA sites, as well as on school campuses, at community centers and in their homes. More information about FSA programs can be found at www.fsacares.org.