It’s new-tradition-Tuesday here at Engage As You Age, and so we’re starting a new one on our blog. Each Tuesday, we’ll be highlighting senior services in the San Francisco Bay Area that complement our unique, one-of-a-kind social engagement offerings. The San Francisco Bay Area offers an array of community resources for seniors, so the blogs should be plentiful and varied.
If you’re a senior over 50 living in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re eligible for AARP membership. Members can save on insurance, financial services, health products and receive discounts at a variety of Bay Area stores and restaurants.
Some of our favorite discounts include:
- Health: If you’re a Bay Area senior and an AARP member—but aren’t yet eligible for Medicare—your membership may provide you with discount medical coverage or supplemental hospital coverage provided by Aetna.
- Shopping: Bay Area older adults who hold AARP memberships can save $5 off every $20 they purchase at Walgreens. San Francisco seniors can attest to the plethora of Walgreens stores in the city—and therefore the plethora of opportunities to save on any variety of health or home products. $20 can add up quick. This is especially helpful for seniors who are aging in place in San Francisco or the surrounding Bay Area!
- Insurance: AARP members in the Bay Area who are between the ages of 50 and 64 can receive discounts on long-term care insurance through AARP’s discount offerings. Long-term care insurance helps offset the cost of in-home caregiving should you decide to age in place, and also helps cover the cost of assisted living facilities or nursing homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. For older adults or seniors who have dementia or Alzheimer’s, long-term care insurance can be a valuable resource.
Check out the AARP website for more ways to save as you age, and Engage as you save!