Just because you may have hit the big six-oh, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to slow down or stop celebrating life altogether. Los Angeles is full of nooks and crannies that offer interesting day trips, secret getaways or a simple afternoon of pampering. Senior citizens can receive many discounts throughout the city and enjoy all that it has to offer.
Big Blue Bus
1660 7th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Servicing many areas – from UCLA to LAX – the Big Blue Bus caters to SoCal patrons from all over the city. For locals or visitors who are 62 years or older, fares are significantly reduced as well. Just flash a valid identification that states your birthday and you will be invited to reap steep discounts for exploring the city. Fares for senior passengers include local and mini Blue Bus rides ($.50), Rapid 10 Express rides ($1), Day Pass ($1.50; as many rides in one single service day), 13 Rides Pass ($6), 30-Day Pass ($24, local service) and 30-Day Pass ($40, express service). Proper Identification is required for all purchases and can include current driver’s license, Senior Discount I.D., DMV I.D., TAP card or passport.
Viceroy Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
It used to be that joining AARP was the kill-joy of your mid-life. However, AARP is all about experiences and the organization offers many amenities to those folks in their sixties. The Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel is just one of the many exclusive offers to AARP members. The hotel, which is the perfect beachy enclave, offers 20-percent off to all seniors who are AARP members. Enjoy the oceanic breeze and take advantage of the luxurious hotel and accommodations. Whether you want to spend the day or stay the night, the Viceroy Santa Monica will be worth any distance you travel from. If you ask for the “Prepay and Save” rate, you will be invited to superb savings.
Mani Pedi To Go
If you find a day when hob-knobbing is not on the calendar, opt for an in-home manicure with Mani Pedi To Go. Specializing in nail care within the comforts of your own home, Mani Pedi To Go brings its pampering services to you, including manicures and pedicures. In addition, the uniformed and licensed specialists can also provide a palliative manicure or pedicure, which is a gentle service that helps alleviate any pain you may have due to stress, illness or recovery. Mani Pedi To Go professionals are trained to deal with specific in-home health challenges such as bed rest, arthritis, diabetes, cancer patients, chemotherapy and radiation and multiple sclerosis. Not home-bound but just a busy senior? They will also come to your office, hotel or set location.
11301 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
As technology continues to move faster, it is important for seniors to keep up so they not only are they keeping their brains active, but they are staying in touch with loved ones and friends across the globe. The experts at Geek Squad understand that and offer seniors a 15% discount on the brand’s signature Wireless Network Setup. Not only will these tech professionals set you up at home or in your office, but the service doesn’t just end there. Each customer receives the Geek Squad 24/7 dedicated support feature, which translates to unlimited access, day or night, 365 days a year, to the technical support and troubleshooting team, which can be accessed via online, in-store or by phone. The Geek Squad will also provide you with in-home visits should you need it. In addition to all of the above, seniors will also receive direct access to setting up internet security software, a one-year membership that umbrellas three computers and/or tablets as well as advice before you make your technology purchases.
Oriental Med Spa
2001 S. Barrington Ave., Suite 118
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Not your typical med spa, the Oriental Med Spa has an entire support system for working with senior concerns. Offering senior discounts, the Oriental Med Spa provides anti-aging treatments including non-surgical facelifts, needle-free acupuncture, healthy patient and preventative care and discounts, as well as corresponding treatments for anxiety, stress, insomnia and depression. If you are unsure what ails you or where you need the most pampering, the Oriental Med Spa provides complimentary mini-consultations to help you decide on the right treatment or service. Run by Debra Clydesdale Lac DNBAO QME Los Angeles Anti-Aging Acupuncturist and focusing on individual client needs, the Oriental Med Spa can help customize a skin care or health regimen.