Chayet & Danzo, LLC Chayet & Danzo, LLC www.Coloradoelderlaw.com
Call for a Free Initial Consultation
Direct303-872-5980
Toll-Free 1-888-472-1088
Email Us
Compassion, talent and dedication: guiding colorado families and Their Trusted Advisors During Times of Need

Tips for saving money for Colorado seniors

Senior citizens with fixed incomes are usually on the lookout for a good bargain, as buying goods and services at a discount can stretch a tight budget a bit farther. Below are some ways for seniors to get more bang for their buck.

Consider spending the $16 annual American Association of Retired Persons membership fee. A membership to AARP can allow you to take advantage of discounts on hotels, car rentals, restaurants, flower purchases and much more.

Both Greyhound and Amtrak offer senior fares for travelers 62 and older. Southwest Airlines discounts its fares for those 65 and up, and all senior fares are refundable.

Some pharmacies like Rite-Aid and Walgreens have special senior discounts for their rewards program members; your neighborhood pharmacy may offer its own discounts as well.

Senior citizens 65 and older can receive discounted cellphone services from Verizon. For active seniors, a senior pass is available from the United States Geologic Survey, which gives free lifetime access to over 2,000 government run sites for recreation, including our national parks. Seniors can also get discounts on camping fees.

Many department stores, restaurants, banks, museums and theaters offer unadvertised senior discounts. Some utility providers do as well; it never hurts to inquire before your purchase is totaled up at the register.

A good resource to identify discounts for seniors is the National Council on Aging's BenefitsCheckUp. This free service helps seniors and their caregivers locate financial assistance for housing, healthcare, groceries, in-home services and other vital necessities.

One sure way for seniors to maximize resources while preparing for the future is to invest in pre-need long term care planning. Not having to worry about receiving proper care in one's twilight years relieves anxiety and stress.

A Colorado estate planning attorney can provide more information about estate planning issues that can help you ensure that your wishes are carried out if you become incapacitated or after you pass away. In addition, you could learn more about Medicare and Medicaid, which may be able to help with medical costs as you age.

Source: Huffington Post, "Money-Saving Tips for Seniors" Jason Alderman, Mar. 13, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Watch Our Firm Video

We are the premier Elder Law firm in the Colorado region. We set ourselves apart from other law firms in the area with our talent, dedication, compassion and ability of our attorneys to handle any case in Elder Law. We serve Colorado families with experience and dignity in your time of need.

View More Videos

Denver Office
650 S.Cherry St., Suite 710
Denver, CO 80246

Phone: 303-872-5980
Fax: 303-355-8501
Denver Law Office Map

Edwards Office
105 Edwards Village Blvd.
#D-201
Edwards, CO 81632

Toll Free: 888-472-1088
Fax: 303-355-8501
Edwards Law Office Map

Aspen Office
600 East Hopkins Avenue
Suite 301
Aspen, CO 81611

Toll Free: 888-472-1088
Fax: 303-355-8501
Aspen Law Office Map

  • Rated by Super Lawyers Macro Chayet SuperLawyers.com
  • Rated by Super Lawyers Frank J. Danzo, III  SuperLawyers.com
  • Member National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. TM
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Elder Law
  • 2015 Five Star Professional Wealth Manager Multi-Year Winner
  • Our new 2015 Medicaid Book: how to protect your Family's Assets from devastating nursing home costs
  • Proud Sponsor 2015-Denver Colorado Senior Law Day
  • Peer Review Rated For Ethical standards & Legal Ability TM Martindale Hubbell
  • Haystack