5th Annual Senior Matters Expo

Saturday, April 23, 2022 — 10:00 am - 2 p.m. — Osage Center, Cape Girardeau

Senior Matters Expo is a unique, multi-generational event that brings high school seniors and the “seniors of life” together for purposes of education and services.

Since 2015, Senior Matters Expo has provided information services to people 55 + and provided information and scholarships to high school seniors.

Senior Matters is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to award scholarships, provide education on services and products to these age groups and to provide a venue in which they can interact.

Some of the service industries that are invited to exhibit include: home health and hospice companies, colleges, community health services, medical equipment providers, party planning, athletics, rehabilitative services, insurance, and many, many others.

At Senior Matters 2017

  • 73 Vendors setup booths from area business and organizations
  • Approximately 500 people attended the event
  • 33 Units of blood were donated to the American Red Cross
  • $8000 in scholarships were awarded to high school seniors from 10 area high schools!

This Year’s Goal

  • $10,000 in Class of 2022 scholarships
  • 50 Units of blood for the Red Cross

Our Board of Directors

  • American Red Cross
  • Around the Clock Medical Alarms
  • KFVS
  • Community Partnership of SEMO
  • Farmers Insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

On average, 500 people attend this 4-hour event. Our past demographics indicate approximately a 50-50 split between the age groups.

Absolutely. In fact, we encourage you to cross-post the event so that you help increase traffic for that day.

Of course, feel free to do any onsite marketing that you wish.

Yes, 1-2 boxed lunches are provided for our exhibitors as a courtesy. If you have more than two people working in your booth, additional boxed lunches can be purchased for $10 each.

Requests are considered, but we cannot guarantee placement on the EXPO floor. (preference is given to sponsors)

We will have a registration table available for attendees and their registration qualifies them for any raffles or drawings that take place that day. We will announce winners after the event, by phone, so as not to interfere with your ability to talk to the people who visit your booth. (booth vendors are not eligible for drawings)

Unfortunately, we are unable to access the Osage Centre until 8:00 a.m. the day of the event. All exhibiters must be in attendance and ready to go by 10:00 a.m. when the show opens.

Absolutely. Make the space your own.

Yes, on a limited basis for a $20 fee. You must provide your own extension cords.