It’s great to be a senior these days! Lots of stores and businesses give Senior Discounts. For example, Arby's has a 25% off discount program on weekdays from two to five o’clock. Several other restaurants and stores give Seniors 10% off including Mall stores which give us discounts on certain days. But you have to know about the discounts and ask for them. (I’ve even seen T-shirts and caps that have “Senior Citizen – My discount please” on them.)
We take a lot of trips, figuring we will travel while we can. We’ve learned that when we reach our destination one of the first things to do is to check the area for Senior Centers.
Last year we went to Hope, Idaho for a week’s vacation. The afternoon we arrived we found a bridge game at a Senior Center, and that week we played bridge three afternoons, had lunch there twice, and even enjoyed ourselves at a Senior dance on Saturday in Sand Point. So when you travel, keep in mind that you can meet a lot of friendly people and enjoy the activities at local Senior Centers.
In case you haven’t thought of it, you can also enjoy the programs, trips, and lunches at your local Senior Centers as we do. Our center in Moscow, Idaho serves nutritious lunches twice a week and also has bridge, pinochle, bingo, computer instruction, a blindness and diabetes support group and various other activities for Seniors.
Growing older may bring more aches and aggravations than younger people have, but we also have more freedom and Senior advantages than they do. Senior get-up-and-go has as much to do with attitude as it does with physical ability. If your get–up-and-go has mostly gone, instead of descending into couch potatodom just look around you for opportunities and get up and go!
Enjoy being a Senior!
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