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Senior Discounts- not in Palo Alto

Original post made by Lynda Lumish on Jan 3, 2008

In all our neighboring cities you can take most adult classes and get a huge senior discount but not in Palo Alto. Why do you think this is?

Comments (7)

Posted by Marvin, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jan 3, 2008 at 10:44 am

Maybe the city is spending it's money on employee benefits, perks for the city manager and to settle lawsuits due to high ranking employee malfeasance.

Posted by Robert, a resident of South of Midtown
on Jan 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Right. and designing super fancy buildings to keep up with the neighbors.

Posted by Kate, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 3, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Let's face it. Palo Alto doesn't WANT seniors. The prevailing winds are for them to move on, move out, or die so that their homes can be resold in order to reap more property tax money.
Except for Avenidas, Palo Alto is NOT a senior-friendly town.

Posted by Marvin, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jan 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Let's also face it-- PA is not a friendly town towards renters either.
Renters are viewed as non-entities in this town.
Our city leaders have certain agendas that are pursued regardless of what the people want.

Posted by Abe, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 4, 2008 at 10:13 am

Web Link

Posted by joe, a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 4, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Stanford's Continuing Studies has a discount for age 65+.

Posted by Mike, a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 4, 2008 at 11:21 pm

by 2030, 40% of our 80,000+ population is projected to be in the senior demographic. That's 32,000 people. We' d best be planning how to adapt to that growth, and the needs that that growth will demand, now.

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