The Family Service Agency Senior Expo at the Earl Warren Showgrounds drew nearly 1000 attendees Wednesday, and the majority of them got an annual flu shot.
The event came with a $5.00 entry fee.
From there, there was an array of booths with vendors ranging from health companies to nutrition.
Many of those coming through the doors at 9 a.m. arrived early to head into the main auditorium where the vendors were set up.
Some went directly to the health care section. There, nursing students from Santa Barbara City College gave out the shots efficiently after a short sheet of questions was filled out.
Over 700 shots were administered by 11:30 a.m.
The building was packed with over 125 vendors.
” The vibe is great. It’s energetic and fun, ” said Lisa Brabo with the Family Service Agency.
The event was in its 31st year.
A live band with senior musicians greeted everyone out front.
In an outside courtyard there was a fitness workout demonstration.
For some of those attending there were opportunities for direct one on one communication with representatives from each company or non-profit.
Many of the people coming to the expo come every year but look forward to updates and to mingle with friends.
” What we are doing is trying to prevent problems, ” said Brabo about offering this outreach. ” We can come to them as well. ”
For more information visit the Family Service Agency online.