Senior Travel and Health Discount- Information Gleamed from the Orlando Sentinel

Here are some senior discounts you can use when traveling (train and car rental):

Greyhound: 5% off for 62 and over

Amtrak: 10% off for 65 and over

Hertz Car Rental: various discounts to those 50 and over

Avis: up to 30% off to AARP members

Payless Car Rental: various discounts to AARP members

Here are some senior discounts you can use when flying:

Southwest Airlines: Offers various discounts for 65 and over

United Airlines: Offers senior fares to selected travel destinations for customers who are 65 and older. Ask for more details on these great fares when you make your reservation or select the seniors (age 65 and older) category when you make your booking on united.com.

American Airlines: Offers special deals for those who select the 65+ passenger option when booking a flight.

Health related expenses can add up quick for seniors. Be sure to consider these discounts:

RiteAid: Offers a wellness 65+ program for seniors that includes 20% off of purchases on the first Wednesday of each month. The program also includes a free consultation with a pharmacist.

RxFreeCard:: Includes discounts on prescriptions for seniors.

Atera Spas: Includes special prices on products for seniors.

AARP prescription savings: Members save an average of 61% on FDA-approved prescriptions not covered by insurance.

 

While most seniors face major adjustments when transitioning to an elder-care community, Jewish seniors face additional challenges. Not only do they lose their homes, and many of their friends, but they also lose ties to their cultural heritage. This is where the Jewish Pavilion, a 501c3 non-profit, steps in. The Pavilion serves as a resource that provides room visits, festive holiday celebrations, and more to 450 Jewish residents in fifty facilities for seniors. The Jewish Pavilion promotes inclusion, and thousands of seniors of all faiths are welcomed into our programs. www.JewishPavilion.org

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