Senior Advantages

Senior Centers are good places to find friendships as well as nutritious meals
Senior Centers are good places to find friendships as well as nutritious meals

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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The Old Firm 6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

dotnic, these are wise suggestions to we, the more elderly.

I read this when you first published and held back on my reply hoping others may have spoken first.

It is as I suspected, many of us on Hubpages have lost the first flush of youth, but few wish to admit it. To they - admitting ain't submitting Kids.



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Jane@CM 6 years ago

Go for it! Enjoy life! Great ideas!

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dotnik 6 years ago from Moscow, Idaho Author

Thank you for the comments. Yes, we seniors love any support we get. Living life to the fullest is a fulltime job and it's great to hear from others who feel the same way! Dotnik

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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

I love this! Rock on Oldies!! Life is for living!!!! x

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dotnik 6 years ago from Moscow, Idaho Author

Let's face it we all get to be seniors, if we're lucky. If we keep accentuating the positive, life can continue to be great

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