Senior Expo of Santa Barbara is Back!

By Giving List Staff   |   September 19, 2023

Premier Active Aging Fair Takes Place October 4, 9AM to 1 PM

Senior Expo of Santa Barbara County is back and even better than ever! Taking placeat Earl Warren Showgrounds on Wednesday October 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Senior Expo is Santa Barbara’s premier event for seniors and caregivers offering a plethora of activities and information to stay healthy and active. A $5 admission fee provides access to flu vaccines and multiple health assessments, and over 100 exhibits. 

Halted for three years because of the COVID pandemic, Senior Expo is now in its 32nd year and expects to draw 1,200 seniors, family members, and caregivers seeking resources to improve their quality of life. 

This year, flu shots will be provided by Rite-Aid, including a senior’s dose for those 65 and older. Anyone wanting a flu shot must bring their prescription insurance card, otherwise, Rite-Aid will schedule them for a vaccine at a date of their convenience.

Attendees will enjoy live music, fun activities and information about products and services for seniors and caregivers. Other popular features of the Expo include entertainment, caricatures, free haircuts, therapy dogs, and over a dozen free health screenings (home safety, blood pressure, diabetes, etc.). A Caregivers’ Cafe will offer counseling and support for those caring for elderly friends and family members.

Senior Expo is organized by Family Service Agency and made possible through sponsorship of local businesses and nonprofit agencies. This year’s Platinum sponsors include Cottage Health, Family Service Agency (FSA), Mission Park Healthcare Center, Santa Barbara Senior Organization Support (SB SOS) and VNA Health.

For more information and a full list of sponsors, visit


Family Service Agency

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Director of Advancement: Jan Campbell


Our mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community.

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Flexible Funding helps bridge the gaps for those in need. Here’s how you can help:

$100 – Buys a week’s worth of groceries for a family of four.
$250 – Helps a family enroll in health insurance and access other critical services in Family Service Agency’s countywide Family Resource Centers.
$500 – Provides behavioral health support for students, improving academics and school attendance.
$1,000 – Pays for three months of mental health counseling for a senior or caregiver.

Key Supporters

Marni & Michael Cooney
Carole E. MacElhenny
Gregory and Lorraine Forgatch
Liz and Adrew Butcher
Molly Carrillo-Walker & Guy Walker
Mary Harvey
Sandy & Dave Nordahl
Christine & Reece Duca
Janet Nancarrow
Chris J. Rufer
William Basiliko
Janet Garufis
Ginny & Tim Bliss
Zora & Les Charles
Jill & John C. Bishop, Jr.
Ella & Scott Brittingham
Kathy O’Leary
Jane & Fred Sweeney
Erin & Jeffrey Zuck
Sybil Rosen
Tricia & Craig Price
Chana & James Jackson