Drive-Thru Senior Expo promises a groovy time

Break out your headbands, tie dye shirts and fringe jackets and hop in your VW bus if you have one. The 1960s and 1970s are back during Senior Life’s fifth Drive-Thru Senior Expo from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 19 at The Avenue Viera.

Brevard County’s original senior-focused drive-thru expo will feature live music from the era of peace and love, as well as giveaways from exhibitors and snacks for visitors who will remain in their vehicles during the event in Viera at 2241 Town Center Ave.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibitors will wear masks and practice CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines. Vendors will place giveaways, information brochures and flyers in the trunks or back seats of attendees’ vehicles as they drive by.

Drivers should enter the drive-thru at The Avenue near Kohl’s at 6729 Colonnade Ave.

“I am looking forward to a really cool event,” said CEO Jill Blue of Bluewater Creative Group, which publishes Viera Voice and Senior Life. “Our Senior Life team has been looking forward to hosting this particular drive-thru event which will be filled with peace and love. It will be fun to come together and enjoy the atmosphere. You’re gonna dig it.”

Attendees also can pick up the first copies of Bluewater’s 2021 edition of the award-winning Boomer Guide, the Space’s Coast’s premier senior resource guide. This year’s free guide has a 1960s and 1970s theme and is loaded with listings about Brevard County businesses, activities and groups, meetings, senior living advice, health and wellness tips, support groups and veterans’ resources. Readers also will find features about Brevard County residents, including a Barefoot Bay man who attended the legendary Woodstock festival in 1969.

“Everyone who has been waiting for the new Boomer Guide will be happy it has arrived,” Blue said.

Exhibitors will be dressed in their best 1960s and 1970s attire, and attendees are welcome to do the same.

To learn more about the Drive-Thru Senior Expo, go to boomerseniorexpo.com or call 321-242-1235.