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Senior Saves Around Seattle

by Donna McCampbell

Senior adults, especially retirees that are living on a fixed income, are more likely to keep a close watch on their spending and expenses each month. In an effort to help, local organizations and business around Seattle are offering price discounts for seniors on a variety of services, activities and goods. We have listed below a few ways in which seniors in the Seattle-area can explore and adventure around town while still staying within their budget each month.

The Gold Card for Healthy Aging is issued by the City of Seattle and is an information and discount card for residents 60 or older. Participating restaurants, businesses, theaters and public-service organization offer discounts to card holders, as well as free tickets to arts, cultural and recreational events. Seniors can also save on entrance fees to over 2,000 federal recreation sites though the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. So you are covered whether you are seeking to explore the Great Northwest or adventure elsewhere around the country.

And for getting around town, seniors on the go should acquire a Regional Reduced Fare Permit, which allows riders 65 and older a reduced rate on public transportation systems such as Community Transit, Metro Transit, the South Lake Union Streetcar and more. There are also many department stores and charity shops that offer senior discounts, which is especially great during the holiday shopping season that is quickly approaching. For example, every Wednesday, Kohl’s offers a fifteen percent discount to shoppers 55 or older (just be sure to bring an ID to verify your age). Whatever it is that you are interested in doing around Seattle, be sure to check and see if you can save a little money during your time out of the house! Happy exploring! 

Getting Older Doesn't Mean Being Less Active

by Donna McCampbell

Getting older doesn’t mean you should give up being active nor your social life. This is a time when staying engaged is more important than ever. It can be intimidating and your energy may not be what it used to be, but don’t let that get you down!

Seattle Parks and Recreation has programing specifically catered for adults ages 50+ called Lifelong Recreation. These activities and social events are offered at all of Seattle’s 26 community centers and other facilities.

Lifelong Recreation’s programs focus on physically activity, social engagement, creativity with the arts, and healthy living. All events and activities are catered for adults 50+ of all skills and abilities. You may have been living an active healthy lifestyle for some time now, trying to add better habits into your life now, or you may have limitations due to your age – it doesn’t matter. The Lifelong programs bring the 50+ community together, while helping men and women become more active and life a happy social life, no matter your age.

There is no better time than now! Get out there and make new connections, become more active, be a part of the community or find a new hobby you never knew you loved. 

Download your Lifelong Recreation Brochure today! Spring quarter is April 3 - June 16.

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Donna McCampbell
RE/MAX Northwest Realtors
300 NE 97th St
Seattle WA 98115
(206)949-9147 - Direct
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