Family Service Agency takes on Santa Barbara Senior Expo

SANTA BARBARA, August 24, 2015: Family Service Agency, a local nonprofit organization, is the new presenting sponsor for the Senior Expo of Santa Barbara, the county’s largest health and active aging fair. Previously managed by Senior Programs of Santa Barbara, the 27th Annual event will take place on Wednesday October 7, 2015.

“We are grateful to Senior Programs of Santa Barbara for this wonderful opportunity,” said Lisa Brabo, Executive Director of Family Service Agency. “With more than 90 exhibitors offering new and creative ways to meet the needs of seniors, family members and caregivers, this annual event is a tremendous resource for our community.”

More than 1,000 seniors attend the Senior Expo held at Earl Warren Showgrounds each year. The event offers low-cost flu shots, health assessments, information for active seniors looking for everything from new fitness programs to financial services, as well as tips for those who need assistance getting around safely and affordably.

Platinum sponsors for the 2015 Senior Expo include Family Service Agency, Cottage Health, Sansum Clinic, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, and Organic Soup Kitchen. Additional sponsors include Sharon Kennedy Estate Management and Stevens & Associates Insurance as Gold Sponsors, and Casa San Miguel, DASH (Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home), Home Care Assistance, The Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara and Union Bank as Silver Sponsors.

Exhibitors are encouraged to register quickly as spaces are limited. Please visit or contact Elizabeth Yingling, Expo Director, at (805) 963-0474,


Photo caption: Official transfer of the Senior Expo, including assets of $18,000, took place at a recent Family Service Agency’s Board of Directors meeting. Pictured from left are Jeanne West, Elizabeth Yingling and Maria McCall, all organizers of the Senior Expo; Cynthia McNulty, Family Service Agency Senior Services Program Manager; and Lisa Brabo, Family Service Agency Executive Director.

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 16,000 Santa Barbara County residents receive services at FSA sites, as well as on school campuses, at community centers and in their homes.


Melinda Johansson
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