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Friday,
March 10, 2006

 

Senior Special Section: Studies have shown that pets can increase the quality of life for older adults. This week we review some programs and organizations that can help you find a new friend for little or no money.

SeniorDiscounts Card News: We now have over 5,000 business locations offering exclusive discounts for members of the SeniorDiscounts Card. For more information on becoming a member of the SeniorDiscounts Card program, click here.

Senior Discounts Section: We have highlighted SeniorDiscounts Card Member discounts available on golf products, lodging, and cruises, among others.

Challenge Section: SeniorDiscounts announces a new winner for the Add A Discount Challenge every week. Check out our Challenge Section below for more details, this week's winner and for other ways to win a free SeniorDiscounts Card Membership.

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If you are interested in helping us spread the word about SeniorDiscounts Card and would like to become a representative, please contact us. Click here.

 

 

 

 


Richard, from Mesa, AZ tells us that Bookmans Entertainment Exchange offers a 10% discount on all merchandise every Wednesday morning from 9am to 12pm to seniors 55 and older.

Sandi of Hackensack, NJ tells us that Home Liquors offers a 10% discount every Monday through Wednesday to customers 64 and older.

Darby in Tucson, AZ lets us know that Old Tucson Studios
provides a $1.00 discount on admission to seniors 65 and older.

Thanks for all of your submissions.

Let us know about senior discounts,
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Pet Adoption

Pets make great companions and research has shown that pets can increase the quality of the lives of their owners. A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society concluded that independently living seniors with pets tend to have better physical health and mental well being than those without pets. Seniors with pets are generally more active, cope better with stress, and have better overall health. Another study showed that elderly pet owners have significantly lower blood pressure overall than their contemporaries without pets. In fact, a US survey of 1,000 Medicare patients indicated that the 40% of the elderly with pets sought the services of a doctor much less frequently than those without animal companions.

Having a pet can be expensive, but there are numerous ways to save money while caring for a pet or looking for a new one. Adopting pets from shelters is a great way to help animals that need a home and there are various services that provide assistance to older adults looking to take in a pet. These organizations can help with some or all of the adoption costs and may provide assistance with necessary vaccinations.

The Pets for the Elderly Foundation is a non profit organization that "makes donations to animal shelters throughout the United States to enable them to provide elderly persons a companion pet at no charge." This foundation will cover fees charged by the shelter which may include: the adoption fee, spay or neuter cost, immunization shots, and follow-ups to make sure the relationship is thriving. Currently over 55 shelters participate in the program. The Foundation has found homes for over 4,500 pets. For more information, visit their web site, click here.

PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) provides a "Seniors for Seniors" program where mature cats and dogs (typically over 7 years of age) are placed with qualified senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older. The PAWS "Seniors for Seniors" program offers a special reduced adoption fee of $35, and includes many benefits to help seniors who are living on a fixed income. New pets will be spayed or neutered and will receive their first set of vaccinations. Participants will also receive a certificate for a free health examination by a veterinarian of the participant's choice. For more information, visit their web site, click here.

Springer for Seniors is a program sponsored by the English Springer Rescue America organization. This program matches older Springer Spaniels with seniors across the US. The organization waives the normal adoption fee of $250 and provides support for the new owner. For more information, visit their web site, click here.

There are dozens of other local programs to help older adults find a new pet. The Senior Dogs Project has a useful list of some of the local organizations around the country. Click here.

Next week, we will look at some of the senior discounts associated with caring for your pets.

 
     
  This week we bring you some of the discounts available in our SeniorDiscounts Card program. The following discounts and over 130,000 more can be found at www.seniordiscounts.com. Included in each listing is the phone number, address, map of the location and more. Remember - we add more discounts every week.  

Do you know of a senior discount that we don't? Tell us and you could win $100.
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  Orlando Condo Rentals at Windsor Hills
 
 
  Windsor Hills is a 5 star Orlando condo rental resort located 2 miles from Disney. The Olympic-size swimming pool with water park slide and whirlpool spa are the focal points of the resort. Windsor Hills is located just minutes from the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios, and more. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a 10% discount off the already low rates.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Lodging category.
 
       
  UPRIGHT Golf
 
 
 

UPRIGHT Golf located in Cedar Falls, IA is ending the bending in golf. UPRIGHT Golf playing aids make golf more enjoyable by allowing the golfer to concentrate on their game rather than on the discomfort in their lower back, knees, and hip joints. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive FREE shipping for all orders. Card Members can save an additional $10 off the regular combined price of $54.90 when purchasing an UPRIGHT Golf Stick and the UPRIGHT Retriever at the discounted price of $44.90. SeniorDiscounts Card Members will also receive a complimentary MagnaFlex Putting Pack with the purchase of a Senior Golf Caddy.

 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Golf Category.
 
       
  The Scooter Store
 
 
  The SCOOTER store is America's leading supplier of power chairs for people with limited mobility. They offer a complete line of scooters, power chairs, home ramps, car lifts, and accessories. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive a $100.00 discount when purchasing the Go-Go scooter. Go to: www.seniordiscountscard.com/scooterstore.pdf to print an online SeniorDiscounts Card discount form or simply call the toll free number and mention the SeniorDiscounts Card membership number.
 
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category.
 
       
  Anchors Away Discount Cruise Travel
 
 
  Anchors Away offers group cruises for single people over 50. You must be age 55+ and a SeniorDiscounts Card Member to receive the senior discounts. Set sail with Celebrity Cruises to Alaska. Next cruise aboard the Celebrity Mercury is on August 25, 2006, sailing round trip from Seattle.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Cruise category.
 
       
  Senior Companion Care
 
 
 
  Senior Companion Care service, located in Ft. Myers, Florida, makes it possible for the elderly to maintain as much independence as possible by providing appropriate in-home assistance and companionship. SeniorDiscounts Card Members receive the first 3 hours of service free with a minimum 15 hour service.  
Click here for more details about this discount. Search our Health and Nutrition category.
 
 
Senior and Elder Care Resources:
 
 
Find a retirement or assisted living community, nursing home or Alzheimer's care that matches your needs at NewLifeStyles.com. View maps and online tours or get driving directions. Check out their new, easier search, click here.


Find elder care at EldercareLink.com. This free referral service helps you find everything from Home Care and Assisted Living to Financial Planning and Personal Emergency Responses. Click Here.
 
     
 
     
 

Add a Discount Challenge

Each week in this newsletter we announce a new winner in the Add A Discount Challenge. Let your fellow senior discounters know about any new discounts you find and keep those discounts coming.

We are looking for any and all NEW Senior Discounts. This means discounts that we don't already have on our web site. Ask at your favorite place of business and find out if it offers a senior discount. If it does, simply submit it on our web site. Click here.

You can also tell us about businesses you think would be interested in offering a senior discount. Provide us with the business information and we will contact that business and invite it to offer a senior discount. The more discounts you enter, the better your chances of winning. Click here.

As always, we greatly appreciate your participation in adding value to our service.

Our winner this week, Sandi Needle of Hackensack, NJ will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Sandi, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com to claim your prize.

Weekly Internet Challenge

Answer the trivia question and you will be entered to WIN a complimentary SeniorDiscounts Card Membership with included SeniorDiscounts Guide Book.

This Week's Challenge:
Where and when was St. Patrick's Day first celebrated in the US?

To answer: Click Here and tell us your answer to the Weekly Challenge. Good luck!

Last Week's Challenge Question:
Who was the first person to win the first gold medal in the first event of the first Winter Olympics?
Last Week's Challenge Answer:
Germany

Our winner this week, Ron Smith of Franklin Lakes, NJ will receive a one year SeniorDiscounts Card membership. Ron, please e-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com to claim your prize.

Corrections Challenge

We can always use help keeping our database of discounts current and our web site free of errors. If you find a discount that is not correct, no longer valid, or an error on our web site, let us know and we will send you a gift. Just e-mail us at: mistakes@seniordiscounts.com with the correction you have found and please include a description of the mistake. We appreciate your help.

 

For great deals on books containing senior discounts, click here.

 

Why Why Why Continued
Submitted by a Reader

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.

 
   
 
 
 

"Dieting is the penalty you pay for exceeding the feed limit."
Submitted by Bill Bigley

If you have a comment, quote, or joke for us, please E-mail us at: newsletter@seniordiscounts.com.

 
     
 
 
 
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