Senior, Boomer Expo entertains visitors


Adam Palumbo

Senior Life’s Boomer Bash Senior Expo drew more than 600 visitors to its Fly Me to the Boom themed event last month at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne.

Seniors and boomers from throughout the Space Coast were drawn to the exciting, informative and entertaining expo Nov. 8

Visitors came for the information, expositions and experience and stayed for the entertaining music of the Rat Pack era that included a sing-along. Some even danced to the music of Frank Sinatra.

Some seniors said the expo offered them a few hours out of their homes for the wealth of information that they could collect in one place in a short time. For many, it also was a time to catch up with old friends.

“We make the themes of our expos entertaining and informative,” said Jill Blue, the CEO of Bluewater Creative Group, the parent company of Senior Life, which sponsored the expo. “It’s nostalgic. It was fun.”

The expo offered booths with information on day trips, travel, retirement options, finance and veteran resources, health screenings and included a photo booth with fun props that made people laugh as they prepared for their photo.

Visitors also heard from guest speaker Timothy Gagnon, a mission patch artist for NASA. He displayed and discussed how patches are designed for each mission with visitors to his booth.

For those who missed the expo, a similar event already is in the works for 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Feb. 18. The Boomer Guide Expo The Magic of Broadway will be at the King Center for the Performing Arts.

The 2020 issue of  the award-winning Boomer Guide magazine, the premier senior guide to the Space Coast, will be released at the expo. The first copies of the magazine will be available to visitors at the expo.

Exhibitors wanting to participate in the next expo should call 321-242-1235 or email