Senior Expo

Wisdom, Wonder and Wellness Senior Expo 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Noon to 4 p.m.
Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC)
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn

Enjoy an afternoon of education and information on living well at any age! Save the date for a FREE community event presented by College DuPage Continuing Education!

Featuring seminars and classes to enrich and entertain, the Senior Expo aligns with Money Smart Week® with a special focus on financial literacy.

Register for the 2019 Senior Expo! 

Event Schedule

12 p.m. Greeting and Opening Remarks

12:10 to 1 p.m. Keynote
Creating Transformational Change in Your Community and Life
Mock Courtroom, HEC 1022 
Lisa Dietlin, Chicago author, media personality, and philanthropy expert

1 to 3:30 p.m.

One-on-One Financial Planning Consultations (HEC Atrium)—Financial Planning Association of Illinois

Certified Financial Planner Professionals will answer your questions about investing and financial planning in complimentary one-on-one consultations.

1:10 to 2 p.m.

Stocks are Risky, and So is Avoiding Them 

The daily fluctuations of the stock market are enough to drive us crazy. But avoid stocks altogether and you might just go broke for lack of returns. Randy Bruns, President of the Financial Planning Association of Illinois, discuss the myths and realities of investing and demonstrates time-tested strategies for managing wealth through the most challenging times.

Randy Bruns, CFP® RICP® President, Financial Planning Association Illinois

Tax Planning Strategies During Retirement

Adam will provide a high level overview of recent changes in the tax code as they pertain to seniors, and related strategies designed to maximize after-tax wealth.

Adam Glassberg CFP® CIMA®, Savant Capital Management

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? 

This presentation helps explore the options of moving to a more manageable living environment or aging in place. The presentation will help break down the many factors that determine whether making a move or staying put is right for any individual.

Lisa Stover, Presto Real Estate Services

Overview of Senior Services

DuPage County is a source for local, state, and national resources for older adults and their families. Join us for an overview of the many services and programs available in DuPage County. We will provide information on programs that assist those in staying independent in the community as well as resources to assist family caregiving.

Julie Larson, DuPage County Senior Services

Savvy Social Security and Tax Reform 

Careful planning can help you get the most out of your Social Security benefits. This session will help you determine the ideal time to apply and ways to maximize your Social Security benefits while minimizing taxes on those benefits.

Jon A. Theeke, CFP, ChFC, Thrivent Financial

2:10 to 3 p.m.

Volunteerism – The benefits, the local need and how you can make a big impact 

Giving DuPage, the DuPage County Volunteer Center, will share information about volunteerism. Don't miss this presentation on how you can make a tremendous difference for positive lasting change in DuPage County. Also, learn about our newest service initiative, the DuPage Interfaith Service Council.

Shefali Trivedi, Giving DuPage

Can You Hear Me Now? Protecting Yourself from Internet Frauds and Scams

Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of Internet frauds and scams.

Tom Brady, Associate Dean, Homeland Security Training Institute
College of DuPage

Five Keys to Retiring Fearlessly 

After working hard each week to get to TGIF, retirement may be in sight. Discover five keys to unlocking a retirement that's free from worry, where you can have full confidence in your ability to achieve your goals at the 5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly workshop.

Jon A. Theeke, CFP, ChFc, Thrivent Financial

Job Search after 50

Local career coach discusses what is unique about job searching after 50 in DuPage County and how to be a strong candidate in the multi-generational workforce.

Lauren Milligan, ResuMAYDAY Resume Writing and Career Advancement

Medicare Part D: How to choose a prescription drug plan

A qualified DuPage County SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) counselor will explain Medicare Part D and demonstrate how to navigate the Medicare website to review prescription drug plans.

Amy Anderson, DuPage County Senior Services

3:10 to 4 p.m.

Downsizing: The Art and Challenge of Letting Go -

Downsizing and moving, whether across town or across the country, brings with it an array of challenges. Make your transition smooth and easy with expert organizing tips and tricks in this informative session.

Cathy Feltz, College of DuPage

French for Travel

Prepare for your next French travel adventure! Discover where to go and what to see, acquire survival phrases, and learn how to read signs, menus and transportation schedules. Explore cultural differences and be prepared to fully enjoy your destination.

Natacha Augustin, College of DuPage

Tai Chi

Learn the ancient Chinese martial art transformed into a healing art. Tai chi enhances concentration, balance, flexibility and peace of mind to aid in aging well.

Phil Hinton, College of DuPage

Brain Games 

Join this fun, upbeat and interactive session with games designed to exercise your memory and cognition.

Patricia Terkovich, Aspired Living of Westmont


Sponsorship Opportunities Available

If you are interested in being a vendor or sponsor at this year's expo, please visit our sponsorship page.


The fifth annual Senior Expo, which drew approximately 360 attendees, featured vendor table exhibits, and provided information on a broad range of topics, including brain health, career searching after 50, investment strategies, Medicare, Social Security and travel.

College of DuPage Hosts Fifth Annual Senior Expo 2018