With the Baby Boomers hitting retirement age it stands to reason that various businesses will start catering to them big time. It seems Australia have done just that with their website, “National Seniors” (https://www.wheretoenjoy.com) Now the Aussies who join this organization can keep up to date with discounts from major brands and stores, check out the latest lobbying efforts of the government and participate in various services such as travel, financial planning and insurance discounts. The website is easy to navigate and breaks down the news to local areas. You can see an example of some of the featured seniors benefits and rewards in this image.
In Canada there is CARP (formerly Canadian Association of Retired Persons) for those 50+ in age. There are also discounts and seniors benefits to members, advocacy efforts and various chapters located in major cities mostly. According to the website, there are 300,000 members presently and a very active and popular publication, Zoomer Magazine. The articles are about famous Canadians and personal interest stories as well as current information for Canadian seniors. As well as information and benefits for CARP members, Zoomer Magazine extends into the senior market who are not members as well.
How about the United States? It seems there are lots and each vying for the senior market – too bad. The top eight are: 60 Plus Association, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Seniors Association (ASA), Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), Christian Association of PrimeTimers (CAP), Christian Seniors Association (CSA), National Association of Conservative Seniors (NAOCS), and The Senior Coalition (TSC). Many of them are religion-based and most of them are linked to a liberal or conservative political outlook. It’s very confusing. My advice to people living or traveling in the U.S. is to try of Google search for “senior discounts USA”. You will come up with all kinds of good websites like, https://toughnickel.com, http://travellingboomer.com, https://www.cnbc.com and https://www.thepennyhoarder.com.
Remember that the seniors benefits are mostly for citizens of these countries, so if you are travelling abroad be sure to check if the benefits and discounts apply to you. I welcome any other suggestions about senior benefits in Australia, Canada and the U.S. Please leave comments below.