We can all use a boost, a helping hand or a new idea, especially when caring for others is a big part of our lives.
That’s why Senior Care Corner is here.
We’re always on the lookout for technology, devices, tips and programs – both here now and coming in the future – that will help family caregivers of senior adults in their mission to make better the lives of their loved ones.
There continue to be many new things we find that could make a difference to help you on your caregiving journey. We look forward to sharing what we learn.
(Note: This post is based on research by Senior Care Corner and we are solely responsible for its content. We want you to know Rite Aid provided the gift cards used for the contest discussed below but otherwise had no role nor provided compensation.)
Wellness65+ Program from Rite Aid
We recently came across Rite Aid’s Wellness65+ Program and feel that the benefits you could reap for the senior adult in your life could be of value, not just to them but also to you as a family caregiver who worries about, and may even help them with, their finances and healthcare.
Our own parents, who are over 65 and shop at Rite Aid, didn’t realize that there was a benefit program just for them so we thought others may not be familiar either.
The program is for Wellness+ members aged 65 and older. It is a free wellness+ program created just for seniors, with benefits designed to help them enjoy every day of their life. The benefits include 20% off on wellness65+ Wednesdays, a FREE pharmacist consultation and so much more, geared specifically for those trying to age successfully.
The program includes free consultations with a pharmacist for medication reviews and medication questions, blood pressure screening, Medicare Part D information specific to your senior’s health needs, immunizations and discounts.
Your senior can earn an extra 20% off non-prescription purchases throughout the store on the first Wednesday of the month called Wellness 65+ Wednesdays. These special days are dedicated to in-store senior events and savings such as 20% off purchases, monthly health topics of interest and featured products geared for seniors.
When you pick up your senior’s prescriptions from Rite Aid using your Wellness65+ membership, your senior earns 1 Wellness+ POINT for every $1 in co-pay under Part D in addition to the 25 POINTS per government funded prescription which leads to more bonus savings. You can also upload more discounts to your Wellness+ card at RiteAid.com.
A Little Extra Help
To help introduce Wellness65+ (and Senior Care Corner) to more family caregivers and their senior loved ones, we are offering the chance to win one of three $25 Rite Aid Gift Cards (provided by Rite Aid) to buy items your senior needs! To the right you can see the three prize gift cards plus what we purchased with our own.
What do you need to do to win? We wanted to keep it simple and in line with families gathering for the holiday season…so simply send us a picture of you and one of your senior loved ones. There can be more family members in it, but at least a senior and a younger adult (submissions from adults only, please).
We will draw three entries at random from those we receive, with each getting one of the gift cards. We will post the winners’ pictures to our Facebook page (by entering you are giving permission for this) and delete the rest. None of the pictures will be used for any other purpose.
Send us your photo via Twitter @SrCareCorner or email to Contest (at) SeniorCareCorner.com no later than December 31 at 11:59 pm ET to enter. We will contact the winners afterward to get your mailing addresses.
We know that even a few extra savings when we buy the items that our senior’s need can make a big difference when on a tight budget. Many of our seniors are on fixed incomes, which means every penny counts. An added bonus with the Rite Aid program is the information sharing, health events, immunizations, and pharmacist advice that comes along with the program.
As we always say — knowledge is power! Saving money is pretty good too!