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Senior Organizations: List of Groups for Older Adults

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) may be a well-known national organization for senior citizens but it does not necessarily fit the needs of all older adults. In this post, we will take a look at senior citizen membership organizations and other types of senior organizations.

Advocacy Organizations for Seniors (not AARP)

In addition to the challenges of aging, seniors also experience issues when these challenges intersect with marginalized identities and other life challenges. Luckily, there are many senior citizen organizations other than AARP trying to meet those unique needs.

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Travel Organizations for Seniors

Several groups offer social and financial benefits for older adults. Here is a look at a few senior-friendly travel organizations:

Senior Discount Organizations

Many seniors do not have financial flexibility but businesses and retail establishments will try to accommodate their needs. Here are a few discount programs we know for a fact, but you should always verify before making a purchase since some locations may not offer them:

  • Restaurants
    • KFC: Free small drink with a meal purchase or 20% off entire order
    • Olive Garden: Senior pricing for early-bird dinners
    • Dunkin Donuts: Free doughnut with the purchase of a beverage for all AARP members
  • Groceries
    • Harris Teeter: 5% off every Thursday
    • Safeway: Discounts with savings card
    • Publix: 5% discounts at varying times
  • Fun Activities
    • AMC: 30% off
    • Marriott: 10% off
    • Amazon Prime: Membership for $5.99 (instead of $12.99) per month for Medicaid cardholders
  • Travel
    • Greyhound: 5% off for seniors over age 62
    • Amtrak: 10-15% discounts
    • Southwest Airlines: Discounts for seniors over age 65
  • Retail Stores
    • Kohl’s: Discounts every Wednesday
    • Goodwill: 10-20% off one day each week (check with your local store for which day)
    • Target: Limited access to senior discounts with some stores offering price cuts on specific days