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Senior Expo brings in hundreds to learn about essential services

The 30th Senior Expo at the Earl Warren Showgrounds was so popular this morning, the line to get in was backed up – in the rain – even before the doors opened.

The Family Service Agency coordinated the event.

It’s estimated more than 800 people showed up. Over 600 received flu shots, and other health checks.

The main exhibit room was loaded with over 110 vendors who provided in person one-on-one discussions.

Those attending were able to get information about health care, financial advice, eating tips, recreation schedules, volunteer opportunities and funeral services,

Additionally there were over $300 worth of checkups that were offered for heart, eye, balance and other essential areas of personal medical care.

Students from the nursing program at Santa Barbara City College were on had to administer the flu shots.

The cost of the event was just $5. per person.

The staff said having so many agencies and non profit groups together was welcomed instead of trying to deal with their needs over the phone or via email.

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