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Old 06-15-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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I was at the beer store the other day and noticed that there was a 5% discount for seniors on Tuesdays. I asked how old I had to be in order to be receive the discount. The nice young man said that it would be a long time before I qualified for the discount. I took that as a compliment, and then asked whether it was wise to entice seniors to get pissed by giving that age group a discount. He said that it wasn't much of a discount, but I suggested that it may be just enough to tip those seniors over the edge into alcoholism. I still want an answer to the question. If it's 65, maybe I can loiter outside of the beer store and wait for a senior to come along ... and ask him/her to buy discount beer for me.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: NW Chicago suburbs
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i am a senior whenever a discount is involved.
Same here!
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:30 AM
 
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Nobody seems to have a set age which makes it real confusing. Those age elitists can't keep me away from senior coffee at McD's anymore, but I still don't rate at a lot of other places.
What does McDonald's consider a Senior?
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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Over here you get a seniors card once you hit 60. Whether you like it or not.


Seniors Card | australia.gov.au
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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What does McDonald's consider a Senior?
They only give you 10 cents off a small coffee,
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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45 years for an A. Carnegie library card (apparently your life expectancy is calculated a lot shorter in some cities downtowns)
45 or 55 for some Seniors Housing
55 or 60 for free banking
60 or 62 for Social insurance or Social security
65 or over for just still being here
90 or over free newspaper articles being amazed that you're still here and annoying everybody
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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In the United States, I would equate the normal age of Medicare eligibility,65, to be equal with "officially" being a Senior.
When you hit that magic mark, if you choose, you can sign up for Medicare coverage. Of course, some folks choose to continue working and may be able to keep their employer healthcare coverage. Many of the Senior discounts are available at restaurants, etc. But it is the eligibility for Medicare that frees up and saves many Seniors.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:53 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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In the United States, I would equate the normal age of Medicare eligibility,65, to be equal with "officially" being a Senior.
When you hit that magic mark, if you choose, you can sign up for Medicare coverage. Of course, some folks choose to continue working and may be able to keep their employer healthcare coverage. Many of the Senior discounts are available at restaurants, etc. But it is the eligibility for Medicare that frees up and saves many Seniors.
I like that magic mark for being a senior. Sure there are places that want you to shop there so they call you a senior at age 55 or they want you to pay and join them so they let you be a senior at some other youngish age but either the date you can get ss or Medicare would seem the "real" senior age limit to me. Those ages are set for a reason, because people are likely to be retired.
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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In Santa Clara, I could join the Senior Center at age 50.

I could get into low income senior housing at age 55 (but most require you to be 62 - just a few are 55+)

At age 62 is the golden grail for me - there are so many low income senior housing facilities all over California where you have to be 62. This is when my options for moving almost anywhere in CA open up for me.

My SSI will convert to Social Security old age pension at age 64, I think...not sure about that. It won't affect my life. Just the funding will be different.

I have found that if you go to the youngest checker you can find on senior discount day, they won't bat an eye if you ask for it.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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aarp sends their junk to you when you hit 50.
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