Options for Today's Seniors

Senior Expo Vendors 

For the past 34 years Central Plains Area Agency on Aging has hosted, planned and coordinated Senior Expo.  Seniors have significantly changed in the past 30 years.  They are more affluent, educated and healthier than ever before.  For that reason, Senior Expo is making some changes too.  If you are a returning vendor we invite you to join us again or if you're new to the event, please consider Senior Expo. You won't regret it! Check out the details below:

Senior Expo will be held on September 26th at Botanica, the Wichita Gardens; Wichita Advanced Learning Library and the Wichita Art Museum. Admission to Senior Expo and the three locations is complimentary for adults 55+ or caregivers caring for older adults/persons with physical disabilities.  Senior Expo is a unique opportunity for you to highlight your business or service and target this growing senior demographic.

Older adults are the fastest growing market in the nation.  Yet, the transition into senior years and retirement life today is significantly different than it has been in the past with improved healthcare, wellness options, educational opportunities, travel, and technology enhancements.  This movement into a new age in life can impact the lives of adults 55 and older and change the way we look at retirement now and in the future.  

Did You Know?

  • The 60+ consumer is more affluent, educated and active than ever before.

  • Adults 50+ control more than 50% of the discretionary income

  • According to the 2010 census 89,376 adults 60+ reside in the Wichita MSA (Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick and Sumner Counties)

  • Beginning January 1, 2011 10,000 seniors will turn 65 each day and by 2030 18% of the nation will be at least that age.

  • Seniors in the Wichita MSA have an estimated 19 percent potential discretionary income.National sources indicate that 80 percent of older adults are home owners. Applied to the 2010 population estimate for the Wichita MSA, this yields 55,272 individuals age 65 and older.

  • Mean individual income for adults 65 and older in the Wichita area is $33,000

  • Sixty five percent of older adult home owners have paid off their mortgages.

  • Thirty two percent of seniors in the Wichita MSA live in homes built before 1949. Thus older adult may face challenges with “Aging in Place” requiring assistance with home modifications/products, healthcare, housekeeping, and long term care options.

Senior Expo

We invite you to take the opportunity to showcase your organization/company in a unique way at Senior Expo.  Each year CPAAA adds new components every year to Senior Expo to keep the event entertaining, fresh, and productive for all vendors and attendees. 

  • New and entertaining programs, education, sales available

  • Opportunities to get to know the four museums

  • Senior Expo Magazine published and provided to attendees. This publication will give vendors and sponsors another option for promoting their company and ensure the attendees go home with information about your company in-hand.

  • Opportunities for Sponsors highlight their company

Why Exhibit  at Senior Expo?

  • The largest Senior Trade show in Kansas

  • Senior Expo has continually attracted over 3,400 seniors and caregivers and continues to grow each year.

  • Meet your target market in one place - Caregivers, pre-retirees, newly retired, seniors

  • Potential for immediate sales

  • Interact with many quality consumers

  • Volunteer recruitment

  • Increase your client base

  • Professional networking opportunity


Feedback from Vendors about their Senior Expo Experience

“It is a very well organized event.  There is so much information available for our Seniors and Caregivers .  And it is always a pleasure to have the opportunity to offer excellent products to our seniors at an exceptionally reduced price.”  Nancy Hill, B& N Jewelry Inc. 

“Senior Expo always has such a great crowd.  We have participated in a lot of other shows in Kansas and Oklahoma, but this one generates the best crowd of current and potential customers.” Jeff Arensdorf, Village Tours and Travel 

Vendor Application Process

For your convenience the Senior Expo vendor applicaton is accessible via online application form or fillable pdf/word.  Payment forms include check, credit card, and online payment through PayPal.

Online Senior Expo Application 

Click above for Senior Expo and pay online for your convenience.

Senior Expo Application in pdf

Click above for a fillable application.

Questions regarding the application or Senior Expo sponsoships?

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We would like to invite you to be a sponsor, an important partner for CPAAA and Senior Expo. Your sponsorship will help us provide a fun and informative event for older adults and caregivers.  Senior Expo’s mission is to educate older adults and caregivers about services and opportunities and to emphasize the positive aspects of aging.

Sponsorship Letter 

Sponsorship Levels are listed in the application