NSW Seniors Card to give 1.7m members half price pets, cheaper groceries and phone plans

The NSW senior card has a number of new partners to help those 60 and over have more money in their pockets.

For younger generations, dogs have become the COVID-19 accessory du jour, but for our seniors, they offer companionship and fitness.

And so, the latest offering on the NSW Seniors Card for half-price pet adoption will be welcome news to the program’s 1.7 million members across the state.

The NSW Seniors Card has a number of new partners to help those over 60 have more money in their pockets. (9news)

Starting this week, senior citizens card holders will receive a 50 percent discount on adoption fees for golden oldie pets – animals older than eight years. The cost of adopting a dog is $ 110 for seniors instead of $ 220, and for a cat is $ 70 instead of $ 140.

“Whether it’s a devoted dog or a cuddly cat, our furry friends improve health and well-being by reducing the sense of social isolation and loneliness that seniors often experience,” said Senior Secretary Geoff Lee.

Free pet delivery can also be arranged for seniors living within 45 minutes of the shelter.

The newest offering on the NSW Seniors Card for half-price pet adoption will be welcome news to the program’s 1.7 million members across the state. (9news)

And the most comforting aspect of the deal is that if a senior is unable to continue caring for their adopted pet, they can take advantage of the free Home Ever After program, which brings the pet back to the RSPCA or to another Can be returned home.

Christine Kaye and her dog Zoro were inseparable, but sadly he died last year.

“When he was around, he was part of me, part of my heart, my soul, everything,” she said.

The NSW Seniors Card also gives members a 12.5 percent discount online and in-store.

9News can introduce other new companies to partner with the state government, including IGA. Starting this month, seniors will be able to purchase gift cards at a 5 percent discount that can be redeemed for groceries at their local store.

As part of the partnership with the RSPCA, seniors also receive a discount of 10 percent on the current veterinary fees in RSPCA hospitals. (9news)

Woolworths was already a partner offering the same offering for its gift cards.

Hillview Farms is offering a $ 40 box of fresh vegetables and poultry with free shipping especially for seniors, while restaurant chain Rashay’s is offering 10 percent of the total bill and one free coffee per senior in select stores.

Pennytel is offering seniors 30 percent off all cell phone tariffs (with terms and conditions), while Vodafone is offering 10 percent of its monthly tariff fees, Red Plans or SIM deals if seniors sign up before the end of July.

In the health sector, Vision Direct is offering a 10 percent discount on the entire website, 30 percent discount on prescription lenses and 35 percent discount on progressive lenses. If seniors cannot navigate such websites, tech-savvy online courses can be provided through the state government.

Vodafone only offers 10 percent of its monthly plan fees, red plans or SIM offers if seniors register before the end of July. (9news)

In terms of courses, the University of Sydney Center for Continuing Education offers 10 percent of its short courses, while WEA Sydney offers 10 percent of most courses.

All NSW permanent residents aged 60 and over who do less than 20 hours of paid work per week are eligible for an NSW Seniors Card, which gives them discounts at more than 7,400 businesses across NSW.

It also gives them access to cheap transportation under the gold opal.

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