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The Minister for Health Jack Snelling today released the 2014 Seniors card holder directory which will make is easier for the 330,000 card holders to know where they can access discounts. Permanent South Australian residents aged over 60 and working less than 20 hours a week in paid employment are eligible to receive a Seniors Card.
Minister for Health and Ageing Jack Snelling said the new discount directory, Your Lifestyle Guide 2014, would be mailed to all Seniors Card holders during December and January.
“Your Lifestyle Guide 2014 is a great way for South Australian seniors to access products and services in Adelaide and across the state at a reduced rate,” Mr Snelling said.
“The guide contains discounts from over 450 businesses and covers a wide range of industries, including holiday and travel, retail and recreational activities.
“The guide is also regularly featured in WeekendPlus, a digital magazine for seniors, which contains news, information, discounts, special offers and competitions and is emailed to more than 40,000 subscribers each fortnight.”
The directory includes original photographs submitted by Seniors Card holders as part of a photo competition held by the Office for the Ageing.
The winning photo, submitted by, Peter Battye of Fulham, is featured on the new directory’s front cover.
The online version of Your Lifestyle Guide 2014 is available to view and download at http://www.sa.gov.au/seniorscard
The online version features interactive functions which enable seniors to search and easily navigate to each business partner’s website.Earlier this month, the period for Seniors Card holders to access free public transport on Adelaide Metro public transport services was extended to include all day on weekends and public holidays, and on weekdays before 7am and after 7pm and between 9.01am and 3pm. At all other times discounted concession rates apply.
For further information about the Seniors Card and the 2014 discount directory, contact the Seniors Card Unit, Office for the Ageing, on free call 1800 819 961.
The travel discounts won’t benefit regional people unless they need to travel by public transport in the city and the changes to the PATS system may mean that less regional people will be able to access Specialists in the City and have less need to use public transport there. It is important to see what benefits there are for regional people in the new booklet and card holders will receive a copy in the mail.
Source: Minister for Health Office