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blog8One of the best things about living in a small town is the sense of community. And one of the perks of living in a college town is the low cost of living and wide availability of many inexpensive activities. Fortunately, Rome, Georgia is both a small town and a college town, and retirees can reap the benefits. When you retire to Rome, you know that you are becoming part of a town that loves its seniors, and offers them plenty of discounts to make life more fun for less money.

Local restaurants like El Toro Tex-Mex Grill offer senior discounts to their guests. SpringStone Yoga offers persons 65 or over 15% off class passes and monthly unlimited packages. Putt Putt Rome gives seniors a dollar off Golf, Lazer or Go Karts, if you want to get in touch with your inner child or take the grandkids out for some fun. The Rome Little Theater offers seniors discount on tickets, as does Rome Movies—a locally owned movie theater. The Stonebridge golf course gives seniors a break on club membership, as does the local YMCA.

Those who enjoy the beauty of nature will love the US Forest Service’s Interagency Senior Pass, which entitles anyone 62 years of age or older to lifetime parks access, discounts on campgrounds, and cancels out vehicle entrance fees, all for just $10. Georgia State Parks offer an Annual ParkPass for senior citizens for just $25. That gets you 20% off: off-season cottage rates, year round campsite rates, and year round individual lodge room rates.

That’s on top of the many national restaurants and retail chains that offer special deals to seniors. Many fast food chains like Jack n’ the Box and Hardees, and mid-range chain dining like Applebee’s or Chili’s offer 10% off to seniors. In addition to the local businesses above, you could be pleasantly surprised who has discounts available for any retirees who ask!