Excitement for Seniors’ Expo

Photo by Unison, for Generations 50+

Our annual Seniors’ Expo at Kerby Centre is kind of like Christmas to Unison staff members. There is no other day in the year when more people will walk through the Kerby Centre. Last year we had over 2,000 people attend.

We put Expo on each year to serve two groups, our members who are older adults in Calgary and our partners. The first group, our members we want to provide information to them about the many non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide services and products specifically for older adults.
Some of you who have attended Expo know that you don’t have to be a member to attend this event, but for sure we will have at least one booth staffed by people who will tell you about the many benefits of becoming a Unison Member.

The Seniors Expo is also a chance for us to work closely with the non-profit organizations who we collaborate with to provide supports to seniors.

We also use the Expo to support and promote the organizations who buy advertising or sponsorships at our events, in our Unison news, our Seniors Directory or our online programs.

We produce some of these properties because they benefit seniors, but we also produce them as the profits we generate from them go straight to funding some of the charitable activities we engage in. Expo for our team is kind of like the gift that keeps on giving. If we promote a good event that helps you hook up with companies and services that add value to your life everybody wins.

We also know that any funds generated during the event will also help us continue to offer charitable programs and events that otherwise we would not be able to afford.

Hope you can join us this year, and if you do make sure you stop in at the Kerby Café while you are here.
Not only is the Expo our busiest day in the centre — but it is also the Café’s busiest day of the year. Chef Matt is promising that there will be some surprises on the menu that day.