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50 Is the new 65 for earning senior discounts

There Are Lots of Deals on Dining, Travel and More that Kick in at Ages 50 through 62

By Linday Gellman, Wall Street Journal

You don't have to be a senior citizen to get "senior" discounts. There are plenty of discounts available on a variety of products and services—like hotels, car rentals, dining and retail—for the 50-plus set. AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, makes available a host of such discounts to its members, who must be age 50 and above. And the older you get, the more the discounts pile on from individual retailers, other businesses and even the federal government. Here's a look at the discounts you can get before you turn 65. Click to Wall Street Journal report

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Kohl’s Reminds Seniors of 15 Percent Discount Every Wednesday

National retailer says National Senior Citizen’s Day is good time to remind those age 60-plus of discount

Aug. 22, 2012 - Great style doesn’t have an age limit! Timed to this week’s celebration of National Senior Citizen’s Day, Kohl's reminds readers of the Kohl's Shoppers 60+ program that makes fashion and home must-haves even more affordable to shoppers 60+ year round. Read more...

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Diabetes Patients Can Save Up to $60 Million a Year: New Walmart Initiative

Company that led way in reducing the cost of generic drugs, now offers lower prices on meter, test strips, more for diabetes patients

July 25, 2012 - Walmart yesterday launched an initiative it says will save diabetes patients in the U.S. up to $60 million annually with its exclusive ReliOn brand of diabetes products, including the ReliOn Prime meter and blood sugar test strips. Among U.S. senior citizens aged 65 years and older, 10.9 million, or 26.9%, had diabetes in 2010. Read more...

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Free Donut for Seniors at Dunkin Donut with AARP Card, Coffee Purchase

Dunkin deal with AARP will last nationwide through February 28, 2013

March 5, 2012 – It has been well established by researchers that coffee is the favorite drink of America’s senior citizens. Now, there is a hot deal being offered nationwide by Dunkin’ Donuts to give any senior with a valid AARP membership card a free donut to enjoy with any large or extra large hot coffee they purchase. Read more...

Caregiver & Elder Care News

GPS Devices in Shoes a Growing Solution to Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

GTC sets goal on worldwide network, ships more miniature GPS devices to Aetrex Shoes

Jan. 18, 2012 – Caregivers are increasingly turning to miniature 2-way GPS embedded in shoes to monitor the location of senior citizens afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, according to GTX Corp. The company announced the second delivery of 1,500 GPS devices to footwear-maker Aetrex Worldwide. Read more...

Health & Medicine for Senior Citizens

Lipitor, Plavix Among Big-Name Drugs Falling Off The 'Patent Cliff'

Some of the most popular and expensive brand-name drugs are about to go generic

By Fred Mogul, WNYC

Oct. 24, 2011 - Take Lipitor, for example. In November, the heart drug comes off-patent — and by next June, there are likely to be multiple generic versions. With almost $11 billion in sales last year, it's the largest blockbuster to fall off what analysts call the "patent cliff." And it's just one of dozens of popular high-end pharmaceuticals whose prices are expected to plummet in the coming years, including drugs like Plavix (for heart disease), Seroquel (used to treat depression) and Nexium (for digestive problems.) Read more...

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AARP Launches On-Line Savings Challenge: Don’t Pay Full Price for Anything

“Ultimate Cheapskate” Jeff Yeager offers prizes and money-saving strategies in month-long series.

Oct. 10, 2011 - AARP has announced the launch of an on-line savings challenge encouraging web users to pay less than full price for everything they buy in October. Read more...


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