An advantage of being a “senior citizen” is eligibility for senior discounts. Here’s a sampling of (mostly local) business offering senior discounts:
DISCOUNTS - PRESCRIPTIONS, HEALTH, AND DENTAL
Montgomery County provides free prescription discount cards and low-fee Dental and Health Programs for County residents.
The County has joined NACo's Live Healthy program to provide FREE prescription discount cards and a low-fee Dental Discount program that provides discounts on check-ups, cleanings, fillings, crowns, root canals and more. The low-fee Health Discount program provides discounts on vision services, hearing aids and screenings, diabetes supplies and more.
For an overview of the Live Healthy Program, visit montgomerycountymd.gov/OPI/live-healthy.html.
For further details, pick up information at your local library or recreation or senior center. Visit www.nacohealth.org or call 1-877-321-2651 for prescription discounts and 1-877-573-2395 for health discounts.
Pharmaceutical Assistance Program: Some pharmaceutical companies offer help for people enrolled in Medicare Part D. Visit medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance- program/Index.aspx to find out whether there’s an Assistance Program for drugs you take.
DISCOUNTS – STORES, RESTAURANTS
Soupergirl, 314 Carroll Avenue, offers a 10% discount by request to seniors (65 and older), available any day. Please request discount when ordering.
Rite Aid pharmacies offer 20% off all non-prescription items on the first Wednesday of the month to wellness 65+ members, a free program for anyone 65 and older. Nearby Rite Aid stores:
5600 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011
9139 Riggs Road, Adelphi, MD 20783
TPSS Co-op, 201 Ethan Allen Ave., Takoma Park, offers a 5% discount every day to customers age 65 and older, upon request. Co-op members can simply provide their member card/number to verify eligibility for the discount. Non-members also qualify, but should be prepared to provide age verification.
Thrift Stores nearby that offer a discount to shoppers age 55 and over:
Value Village, 2277 University Boulevard, Adelphi, MD
Value Village, 10121 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD
Unique Thrift, 10141 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD
Please note that there are occasional special sales, or may be changes in discount policies, so check what’s current when you stop by.
All three of these affiliated stores (the two on New Hampshire are actually in the same building) offer the same discount policies. On Tuesdays, seniors get a 30% discount on everything. Other discounts are also available to those with a store “VIP” card (which is free): 25% off clothes, shoes, accessories, and bed and bath on Mondays, and 25% off any items on Thursdays. Stop by any of the stores for details and to get a card.
Salvation Army Thrift Store, 7505 New Hampshire Ave., Takoma Park, MD.
This thrift store offers seniors 10% off any item on Mondays. Just ask for the discount at the register when you check out (though be warned that they may ask you for ID if they think you look too young to qualify!). In addition, on Mondays “white tag” clothes are 50% off and on Wednesdays all clothing is 50% off.