DEARBORN, Michigan – 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 February 14, 2012, 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,” commented Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent, Mr. 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 added.