Salina, KS- After two-years, the Sunflower Fair is back! Seniors, caregivers, and anyone who plans to celebrate more happy birthdays are invited!  It happens Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center from 8 am to 4 pm in Salina.


Cost is $20 before September 10 and $25 after this date.  Registrations are accepted at or by calling 800-432-2703. Connect with the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency’s Facebook page for a chance to win two free tickets and other prizes.


Featured speakers  include national award-winning journalist Larry Hatteberg of Hatteberg’s People and Malia Jones, a researcher and science communicator with the Center for Demography Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin.


The Sunflower Fair features health screenings, exhibitors, entertainers, workshops, vaccines and boosters, practical information and a sit-down banquet lunch —and plenty of fun. Experts will speak on topics including fall prevention, advance directives and estate planning, Medicare, downsizing and other sessions featuring useful information.


The festivities also include recognition of honorees selected by counties and of the role Friendship Meals centers in the NC-FH AAA region played in addressing needs of older Kansans in the pandemic.


Entertainment includes prize drawings and toe-tapping music by “Bob and Friends” featuring Bob Delk of Marion County who celebrated his 100th birthday in early August.


“Our “Let the Sun Shine In!” theme celebrates how Kansans and their communities worked together in the last two years to help their neighbors and overcome big challenges that came with the pandemic,” said Julie Govert Walter, Executive Director of the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging.  “It’s a day of friendship and fun—we invite folks to plan to meet up with friends and family from throughout the state for a good time,” she said.


The Agency is now accepting Silent Auction donations. Those who donate items by Monday, September 5 will be listed in the Sunflower Fair Program. Exhibit space is still available, but space is limited. To donate an item or be an exhibitor call 800-432-2703.


Bus transportation to the event is available along an I-70 route, however, space is limited. Those interested should call 800-432-2703 for details.


People can register and pay by credit card by calling the Agency at 1-800-432-2703. You can also register and pay through PayPal by visiting