It’s That Time, When I Wish I Am Already A Senior Citizen
October 11, 2018 3:33am CST
Here in the Philippines, the senior citizens are given 20% discounts on restaurants, medicines , fares and have a special lane in fastfoods and groceries. Cinemas here have schedules for the seniors to watch a movie for free too. When I was given a maintenance supplement prescription for my osteoarthritic knees, it was named after my father-in-law who has a senior citizen card and a senior medicine notebook. Also, my pulmonologist also named the prescription for my fatty liver for 90 days , two times a day , to my father-in-law so I can buy them with 20% discount. That’s because the medicines are so costly. So whenever, I buy those two medicines, I present my father-in-law’s ID and notebook for medicine and the prescribed medicines named after my father-in-law. Their computation is the total amount divided by 1.12 then from that they subtract 20% from it. That’s a lot of discount already! It is because of this situation, that I am now wishing to have my senior citizen card soon. But that will be in about more than a year more. Meantime, I will buy in the guise of my father-in-law. It wasn’t me who suggested that, but the doctors , because they know the medicines will be costing me a lot without the 20% discount. At least, they commiserate with their patients.
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• Quezon City, Philippines
Your close to being dual citizen already. Wow you must be looking forward to that. That means free philhealth as senior citizen. You will also be prioritized in lining up in banks and other institutions like hospitals and even in waiting for taxi lane. I look forward to the benefits but not the age. By that age things are really slowing down. Am quite far from there just about a decade and a half before I finally join the club.
We also have our medical insurance but it doesn't cover the medicines, unless you were hospitalized and the meds are served by the hospital. Well, the two doctors actually were the ones who suggested that and did the prescription in my FIL names. On November, my meds for the fatty liver will be stopped already anyway.
Ha ha. You're now revealing that. I think the most beneficial is the privilege given in the medicines. Because discounts on other benefits are not of so much use because they could no longer enjoy it that much. Imagine who would have eat more often in restaurants when you already have the restrictions on your intake because of some health issues? Who would like to go at cinema more often when you could no longer visually enjoy it because of poor eyesight? And I think it's the same with other benefits. That's why businesses should not worry much about the discounts because it could be use only by our senior citizens rarely. Well, this is only according to my humble opinion.
Those are the for very old ones. With the seniors who are still able in all their senses,they are really enjoying the free movies. They gather with their co-seniors and watch a movie. After which they would snack at cafes and chat about their lives.
@SIMPLYD I'm bored waiting for the delivery of my ordered item from Shopee. I'm supposed to have a refuel for the car and go straight to the hotel site for the concrete mix pouring this morning but the courier texted that they're going to deliver my item.