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Caregiver Support Groups

Alzheimer’s caregiver support group, 1 p.m. first Thursday, Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 3026 Woodlawn Road, (904) 768-5905; 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8264 Lone Star Road, (904) 721-2167.

Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers support group, 6:30-8 p.m. third Wednesday, Wyndham Lakes, 10660 Old St. Augustine Road. (904) 262-4600.

Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group, 9:30 a.m. second Wednesday, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1100 Stockton St. (904) 354-4666 or Alzheimer’s patient help line, (800) 272-3900.

Caregivers support group via teleconference, 9:10 p.m. Tuesdays. Call from your own home, (218) 936-7999, enter pin 784426. This is a long-distance call. Information, (904) 312-0693.

Caregiver support meetings, 7 p.m. second Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. third Thursday, St. Johns County Council on Aging Coastal Community Center, 180 Marine St., St. Augustine, (904) 209-3700; 2:30 p.m. fourth Thursday, The Players Senior Community Center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach, (904) 280-3233.

Caring for the Caregiver support group, (904) 722-3000, ext. 224.

Grandparents, Seniors and Caregivers support groups. (904) 730-6288, ext. 286.

Northeast Florida Brain Tumor Patient/Caregiver support group, 10-11:30 a.m. third Saturday, FCCJ Deerwood Center, 9911 Old Baymeadows Road. (904) 273-8755.

Rethinking Our Approach to Dementia caregiver’s support group, 3 p.m. second Tuesday, Atria San Pablo, 14199 William Davis Parkway. (904) 821-9900.

ALS Association Florida Chapter Jacksonville support group, 1-3 p.m. first Saturday, St. Luke’s Hospital, Roger Main Building, Room 340, 4201 Belfort Road. (888) 257-1717, ext. 112.

Alzheimer’s/dementia support group for Nassau County, 1:30-2:30 p.m. third Thursday, Nassau County Council on Aging, 1367 S. 18th St., Fernandina Beach. No pre-registration required. (904) 491-3222.

Alzheimer’s/dementia support group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. second Thursday, Life Care Center of Orange Park, 2145 Kingsley Ave. (904) 272-2424.

American Chronic Pain Association Group, 2-3 p.m. second Wednesday, Southeast Regional branch library, 15099 Deerwood Park Blvd. (904) 537-7130.

Amputee Support Group of Jacksonville, 4:30-5 p.m., Save a Leg Save a Life Foundation National Headquarters Office, 8833 Perimeter Blvd., Suite 501. (888) 972-5725 or savealegsavealife.org.

Arthritis support group, 10:30 a.m.-noon third Wednesday, Orange Park branch library, 2054 Plainfield Ave. (904) 282-9444.

Clay Council of the Blind, 10 a.m. first Monday, Fleming Island Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. (904) 264-4612 or 307-0300.

Dizziness support group, 7-9 p.m. last Tuesday, Mandarin Presbyterian Church, 12001 Mandarin Road. Features Glenn Knox, expert in the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness and hearing loss. Free. Reservations, (904) 292-9777.

Epilepsy parent support group, 6:30 p.m. second Thursday, Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Room D-4, 4001 Hendricks Ave. Reservations, (904) 731-3752.

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue support group, 6-8 p.m. first Thursday, Life Care Center of Orange Park, 2145 Kingsley Ave. Meeting to discuss the latest information on fibromyalgia. (904) 291-1099.

Fibromyalgia support group, 10 a.m. second Tuesday, 14578 Camberwell Lane S. (904) 886-7214.

First Coast Laryngectomee Club, noon third Friday January and July, Shands Jacksonville, Faculty Clinic, Learning Resource Center; noon third Friday April and October, Mayo Clinic, Vincent Stabile N. Building, Room 417. Spouses, friends, doctors and staff are welcome. (904) 247-7944, 768-8308 or 553-2945.

Huntington’s Disease Society of America, North Florida Affiliate, 7 p.m. third Tuesday, Palm Garden of Jacksonville Nursing and Rehab Center, 5725 Spring Park Road. (904) 629-4448 or email tinahellum@comcast.net.

Jacksonville Ostomy support group, Chapter of the United Ostomy Association of America, 3 p.m. third Sunday, Medical Care Products, 4836 Victor St. (904) 733-8500.

IBDKIDS, support group for children with Crohn’s Disease and Colitis, 7-8:30 p.m. second Friday. Call for information and directions. (904) 771-5792.

Hearing Loss Association of Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, West Regional library, Room 105B, 1425 Chaffee Road S. Communication Access Realtime translation available. Refreshments. (904) 778-2265 or hearinglossassociationofjax.com.

Hear O’Israel — Coping With Hearing Loss support group, 11 a.m., Congregation Ahavath Chesed, 8727 San Jose Blvd. (904) 733-7078 or email donnagriswold@rocketmail.com.

Myositis sufferers and their caregivers support group, meets quarterly, Baptist Medical Center South, 14550 Old St. Augustine Road. Includes those with dermatomyositis, polymyositis, inclusion body myositis and juvenile myositis. (904) 460-2727 or email sandylnichols@gmail.com.

Northeast Florida Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, support for sufferers of acute facial pain, 1-3 p.m. first Saturday, Memorial Hospital, 3625 University Blvd. S. (904) 743-1963.

Northeast Florida Brain Tumor Patient/Caregiver support group, 10-11:30 a.m. third Saturday, FCCJ Deerwood Center, 9911 Old Baymeadows Road. (904) 273-8755.

Parkinson’s Disease support group for patients and caretakers, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Palms Presbyterian Church, Third Street and 35th Avenue, Jacksonville Beach. Those with any movement disorders welcome. (904) 247-7876.

Peripheral Neuropathy support group, 10-11:30 a.m. second Saturday, Brooks Family YMCA, 10423 Centurion Parkway. (904) 244-9719.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder support group, 6-7:30 p.m. Fridays, River Point Behavioral Health, 6300 Beach Blvd., in the cafeteria. (904) 327-8119 or e-mail nightingale_paa@yahoo.com.

Stroke Busters and Mended Hearts support group, 10 a.m.-noon third Tuesday, Shands Jacksonville, 10th floor Coleman Room, Tower 2, 580 W. Eighth St. Includes a lecture and free lunch. Parking free. (904) 244-9971.

Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO) support group for organ recipients and their families, 7 p.m. third Thursday, St. Luke’s Hospital, Roger Main Building, Room 340. (904) 268-8087.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 1, refreshments 12:15 p.m., meeting 1 p.m. fourth Saturday, 1439 Parental Home Road. Available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, by appointment on Friday, to assist disabled veterans and families in obtaining benefits. (904) 729-0244.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38, 7 p.m. second Tuesday, 470 Madeira Drive, Orange Park. Help available for veterans with claims 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. Main fundraising event is bingo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Appointments, (904) 269-2945.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 524, fourth Thursday, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689, 3409 St. Augustine Road. (904) 743-9437.

Vietnam Veterans Association, Chapter 1046, 7 p.m. first Wednesday, Elks Lodge, 1855 West Road. (904) 419-8821.

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Senior Citizens Discounts

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In order to receive the Senior Citizen discounts listed below, you have to mention the discount prior to paying.

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RESTAURANTS:
Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddruckers: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gaetti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)

Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)

McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+)

RETAIL & APPAREL :
Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

GROCERY :
Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)

Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)

Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

TRAVEL :
Airlines:
Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods. (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations.
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount).
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount).
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

Rail:
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)

Bus:
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT :
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS :
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).


MISCELLANEOUS:
Great Clips: $8 off haircuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)

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