I keep saying to myself that the idea of growing older is only in our heads, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are growing older than ever. For Americans, an average of 78.8 years, up from around 70 life expectancy back in 1963. This is a substantial improvement in just 50 years.
As we live longer and experience more of what life has to offer, we spend more time with family and friends. We may also need more cash for retirement to see us, so we need to save cash to make our nest egg last as long as possible.
Top 5 Benefits Seniors Can Take Advantage of
Seniors can take advantage of these freebies:
1. Free Transportation
Although it is entirely dependent on the city and state in which you live, seniors might have accessibility to public transportation and medical transportation for free or at a minimum price.
We may need some extra attention for our teeth as we age. If you need low-income senior dentures, you can contact the office of your state and get advice on programs that can get you free dentures.
3. Hard of Hearing
As you age, your hearing may not be what it used to be. The great news is that methods are available to obtain free hearing aids. Medicaid would fully cover the cost of hearing aids, while other agencies could help you get new or refurbished hearing aids for free.
4. Get Learning Again
For older people returning to college, over 20 U.S. states give waivers or discounts. These waivers are not only offered by community colleges. Large-name educational institutions offer selected free programs for seniors.
Qualifying elderly people with low incomes have a number of ways to get free or subsidized food or meals. The federal government’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) can help by providing nutritious food. With the home delivery volunteer program Meals on Wheels, the Agriculture Department will set up seniors through discounted or free meals every month.
Save Money In Your Golden Years
Free facilities for seniors will ultimately differ from state to state, or even from city to city. But what this list demonstrates is that seniors have the opportunity to save cash and stretch their long-term savings. The only thing you have to do is take those first measures to maintain more of your hard-earned cash.
5 More Ways Save Money in Your Senior Years
- Shop for new health care coverage.
Medicare healthcare coverage that doesn’t match your needs can end up costing you more in the long run.
- Cut your transportation expenses.
You may not be driving to work anymore, but car ownership can still be expensive.
- Take advantage of senior discounts.
One of the perks of being an older adult are senior discounts. All you have to do is ask businesses if they offer them.
- Ask about Veterans discounts.
If a business doesn’t offer senior discounts, and you’re a veteran, find out if they offer veterans discounts.
- Join a discount club.
Consider what type of discount club would benefit you most and provide the biggest “bang for your buck” if you join.
The Victorian Assisted Living and Retirement Community
The Victorian is an assisted living and retirement community that makes living independently, while at the same time feeling safe and secure, a reality. We strive to provide the best quality of life for all residents including those suffering from loneliness and depression.
We offer a comprehensive activity program that includes both physical and social activities to encourage emotional well-being. Our staff is trained to assist those with depression. If you or a loved one are considering assisted living, contact The Victorian today to learn more about our services or tour our community.