The Melbourne Seniors and Disability Expo this November will welcome thousands of people looking for ways to enhance their lives through the best and latest programs, services, and innovative technologies.
“The expo offers solutions for real life issues that make the day-to-day easier. But more than that, when people walk through the doors, we want them to feel the buzz about all of the possibilities: the fun, social, personally fulfilling and meaningful things that make life richer,” says event organiser, Social Impact Institute senior advisor Kathryn Carey.
The expo is free to all members of the public and offers a broad exhibitor menu of specialist care and service options designed to meet individual needs and deliver personal goals. It offers holiday, lifestyle and leisure options and important insights from guest speakers.
Agents from the National Disability Insurance Scheme and local advocacy groups will be there to advise and take part in presentations and Q&A sessions over the two-day expo.
Performances from a variety of entertainers including vintage songs from sassy vocal trio The Treblettes, inspiring stories from individuals who have met and conquered adversity, and hands-on workshops and demonstration spaces are part of the program. Café and break out areas offer expo-goers that chance to take a break and reflect on what they’ve seen and heard and plan their next moves.
“Absolutely fantastic and informative. I found it very inspirational to go to the stands. I needed to see and talk to the people I needed to talk to face to face. Everyone I saw has gone beyond my expectations… and I am so appreciative of them for going that extra mile,” said one 2019 expo attendee.
Customer satisfaction results from similar disability expos have delivered a 4.5 star rating out of five for the question “Do you feel that the information provided at the expo will assist you with your ongoing care needs?”