Older Bolder Expo

The Older & Bolder Expo has been postponed to February 26, 2022 due to Covid-19 precautions!





Join us on Saturday September 18, 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm for our first annual Older & Bolder Expo.  We will have over 30 vendor booths, a dozen workshops, raffles prizes and more.  This will be a premier event for those looking for resources and guidance on living your best life after retirement!

Featured at the premier event will be the latest information on products and services designed to make the most of life at any age.  A lineup of expert speakers will talk about topics ranging from financial planning and navigating Medicare to home safety and adult learning.  Dozens of exhibitors will offer the latest information and essential tips on aging successfully.

“Most often we do not plan for what is being coined by gerontologists as the “third age,” states Alesia Clark, founder of Engage Life Care.  “Beyond financial retirement plans, we must plan for all facets of our well-being for an extraordinary tomorrow.”  

Planning for the future not only includes caring for ourselves but also caring for parents and/or grandparents. One goal of the Expo is to provide helpful information and connections for caregivers.  According to the National Council on Aging, so many Americans, whether they realize it or not, are caregivers. Approximately 40 million Americans provide unpaid care to older adults and adults with disabilities—the majority of whom also juggle a job or other responsibilities. Wearing all these hats can take its toll.  

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website states it is expected that there will be 71 million people aged 65 years old and older when all baby boomers are at least 65 years old in 2030.  Planning for the future becomes even more imperative because the number of older adults needing help and services is quickly growing.

“We are working hard to make the first Expo a huge success,” said Bret Schanzenbach, President & CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber.  “People are living longer, and many are working well into their seventies and even eighties.  We want to continue this event in the foreseeable future to provide valuable information that will improve quality of life for everyone regardless of their age.”

The Older & Bolder Expo is open to health-related companies, nonprofits and senior service providers, as well as others.  For companies interested in becoming an exhibitor, please go to:

“We are working hard to make the first Expo a huge success,” said Schanzenbach.


This event is open to the public and free to attend.  All are welcome. The complete lineup of workshops is still being finalized.  But several have already been confirmed.   Join us at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad on September 18.  And bring a friend.

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