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Boomers reap rewards

Russ Nobbs and his wife enjoyed some of their most memorable dinner dates thanks to a local senior discount.     Sometimes they dined on baked salmon or opted for a nice pork loin. There were always candles and a table cloth, transforming the unconventional and ambiance-lacking Deaconess Hospital room into a romantic setting.    “We’d have a little normal time because chemo is not normal,” said Nobbs, 70, who spent the summer having weeklong chemotherapy treatments every three weeks to fight his T-cell lymphoma.

The dates brought joy to the nursing staff, who Nobbs joked would say “You old guys are cute.”

His wife, Dee Mueller, learned of the Senior Circle discount after whining about the parking situation that made it difficult to come and go throughout the day. Finally a parking attendant told her of the discounts, which included the free companion meal. Erica Curless, SR

I haven't been offered a senior discount. Yet. I think most places offer them for those 55 and older, so I've got awhile to go. Do you take advantage of senior discounts? Are offended when offered one?




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