(credit: South Suburban Golf Course)
One of the benefits of moving into the “Senior” box on demographics surveys is that you get to take advantage of discounts. Many vendors offer discounts and deals for seniors. Take advantage of these discounts and stretch your budget while enjoying your golden years. Offers abound for events, experiences, shopping, services and much more, so check them out and save some dough.
2300 Steele St.
Denver, CO 80205
One of the first modern zoos in the United States, the Denver Zoo has been a destination for residents and visitors since 1918 – with the debut of the groundbreaking Bear Mountain exhibit. Home to the new Toyota Elephant Passage, a large and unprecedented elephant habitat, the zoo is fun for people of all ages. If you have grandkids to entertain or simply want to get out of the house for a day, head over to the zoo and scope out the wildlife. The senior admission rate is $12 and there are also classes and other programs to take advantage of if you want to learn more about animals or conservation.
Mission Hills Church
620 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
Treat yourself and some friends to a performance by the Arapahoe Philharmonic. The orchestra offers discounted tickets to many of its shows, so you can enjoy a night of culture without spending a lot of money. This world class orchestra has been a south metro institution since 1953. Performances are held every few months, and remaining shows for 2014 include “Freedom Reigns,” “Les Ballets Russes” and “Let it Snow!” Senior tickets are $20 and the orchestra is well worth it. Enjoy classical favorites and have fun with your friends.
Current Electric Service
Englewood, CO 80110
This locally owned and operated electrician offers a full range of installation and repair services for your home. Whether you’re renovating, building new or simply need something repaired, you can be sure that you will get a quality result. Current Electric Service offers a 10-percent discount for seniors meaning your repair doesn’t have to drain your bank account. It is recommended by Angie’s List and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, so you can be certain that you are dealing with a reputable company that will get the job done safely and accurately. Services offered include automation adjustments so you can update and modernize any room in your home.
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A+ Thrift Store
15355 E. Colfax Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
If you’re the type who loves a vintage wardrobe, add some new pieces into your closet from A+ Thrift Store. This shop is well organized, and it’s not overly crowded, so you can easily find what you are looking for. The employees are very nice and will help you sort through the offerings. In addition to clothing, there is also furniture, decor, books and much more. On Mondays, A+ Thrift Store offers a 50-percent discount to those ages 55 and over, so take advantage and stock up on whatever you need.
South Suburban Golf Course
7900 S. Colorado Blvd.
Centennial, CO 80122
During the week, the South Suburban Golf Course offers discounted greens fees for senior residents and non-senior residents ages 65 and older. Fees vary depending on how many holes you’re playing, but this course is all-around affordable and perfect for a day out of the house. This public golf course is well maintained and manicured with beautiful views of the mountains and foliage in the fall. There are several courses for people of all skill levels and a clubhouse with a restaurant that serves excellent food. Grab the crew for a day of golf and kick back for lunch when you’re finished.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.