The second annual Bonner Seniors’ Expo hosted by Member for Bonner Ross Vasta attracted 320 locals from across the electorate today.
The free Seniors’ Expo included 50 stallholders representing a range of government departments, community organisations, businesses and local services available to seniors.
There were also information sessions held throughout the day from Queensland Rail, NBN, Wealth Create Financial Planners, Department of Human Services, Office of Fair Trading and Carers Queensland.
“It was my pleasure to bring the Expo back and see so many new faces this year. I’m proud to host local events that help our seniors and help them access valuable services in our community,” Mr Vasta said.
Barbara Grayson from Wynnum thanked Mr Vasta for holding the Seniors’ Expo.
“I’m so grateful to Ross for hosting this event again this year and looking after his senior constituents,” Mrs Grayson said.
Minnie Bowman from Wynnum said she had greatly enjoyed everything the Expo had to offer.
“I found all of the information stalls so useful and thanks to Ross for making this possible,” Mrs Bowman said.
Jackie Butler from stallholder Friends of Tingalpa Cemetery Heritage Group said there had been a wonderful response from people to the Expo.
“It’s not often you see an event like this that benefits older people. I’m very happy to see this and I think Ross did a wonderful job. I hope the Expo will continue next year,” Ms Butler said.
Mr Vasta thanked TransitCare for supplying transport to and from the Expo for attendees, as well as Senator Amanda Stoker for her ongoing support of the Expo.