Dearborn Schools Offering New Senior Discount Card

Almost 20 years ago the Dearborn Public Schools began offering senior citizens free admission to school events and other special discounts via the Golden Ager card. The district is pleased to announce a new commitment to this program with new offerings and a new name.

On Feb. 14 (Valentines Day), Dearborn Public Schools residents over the age of 60 can stop in to any Dearborn Public School or the Administration Building to pick up the new Premier Citizen Discount Card. There will be free cookies for anyone stopping by to pick up a card and as a special bonus the first person to visit a school on the 14th to pick up a card will receive a Target gift card.

“We are proud that many residents in the over 60 crowd are alumni and we welcome them back to enjoy the events and activities that occur in our schools,” said Dearborn Public Schools Supt. Brian Whiston.

The Premier Citizen Discount Card is free and offers all the same great discounts as the Golden Ager card but with a new look and a new offer on school merchandise:

• Free admission to all school-sponsored activities* including concerts and athletic events. (*Due to fees charged to schools for licensing of performance rights, plays are not included.)

• Discounts on select Community Education classes.

• 10% discount on merchandise sold at school stores. (limit 4 items per year)

• Participation in school lunch programs at reduced prices. Reduced price is 10% discount on the total purchase. (must contact school in advance to participate)

“Our students have plenty to offer and community members will be proud of the accomplishments of the young people in their neighborhood. We hope that everyone over the age of 60 will pick up a Premier Citizen Discount Card and take advantage of the free admission and discounts,” Whiston said. welcomes your views and encourages lively -- but civil -- discussions. Comments are unedited, but submissions reported as abusive may be removed.

6 Responses to “Dearborn Schools Offering New Senior Discount Card”

  1. Thomasa123 says:

    This seems like a great program. Seniors who have supported the Dearborn Schools will now have an opportunity to see the youngsters perform in many activities for FREE. I will certainly be one to attend a concert, football and basketball game and enjoy the band, pom squad and cheerleaders perform at no cost. I already have fun attending the other functions that did not charge admission like baseball and softball. Good job Dearborn Schools on bringing seniors closer to our schools.

  2. Allie says:

    Way to think out of the box Brian, wish Bodd Hogg O’Reilly would do something innovative like this for the seniors.

  3. Donna Hay says:

    Would love to see how long most of ‘us’ Seniors would last having lunch with the kids. From the way I hear these kids speaking about their lunch period I wouldn’t go even if it was FREE!! Otherwise it is a great program.

  4. Jo-jo says:

    This program has been in place for over 20 years!! It is not new!!

  5. Thomasa123 says:

    I didn’t know that, but thanks to Deep, I do now. They probably promoted it before but people didn’t notice. Thanks for the info.

  6. Mitt Romney says:

    Cheap Bastards! 5.00 admissions maybe they’ll take wic cards.