Ku-ring-gai seniors are the big winners as the Seniors Card program welcomes over 1,300 new businesses that have joined as part of a new business recruitment campaign.
The NSW Government is aiming to deliver more value for older people by increasing the number and geographic spread of businesses offering discounts to Seniors Card members.
State Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens SC, said the Government was committed to assisting older people with the cost of living and supporting them to stay active, healthy and socially connected.
“At the last election, we pledged to significantly increase the number of businesses in Seniors Card and I’m very pleased to say that we are delivering on that commitment,” Mr Henskens said.
The business recruitment campaign has seen businesses ranging from lawyers and accountants to clothing stores, restaurants, fitness centres and electricians and plumbers join Seniors Card.
Members can get discounts of 10, 15, 25 and even 50 per cent off selected goods and services just by presenting their Card.
“This is another example of how the NSW Government is making Seniors Card even bigger and better,” Mr Henskens said.
“There are almost 1.5 million Seniors Card members in NSW and we know they prefer to shop with businesses that accept the Card, so it’s a great boost for business and for the community.”
The business recruitment campaign will run until mid-December and all NSW businesses are encouraged to join.
For more information about NSW Seniors Card, go to www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au.
Particularly for those who do not have access to the website, copies of the NSW Seniors Card Directory, which lists the places in Sydney where seniors’ discounts can be obtained, are available for collection at the Ku-ring-gai Electorate Office at 27 Redleaf Avenue, Wahroonga.