For Seniors Only: Fun in the Finger Lakes
Life is what you make it, we've learned that by now. And we want to DO new things and LEARN new things to make our lives more interesting, more fulfilling. If you're a senior, the Finger Lakes is a great place to be because there's so much to do and learn. Here's a bit of a guide to help you on your way.
AARP--the American Association of Retired Persons--offers a variety of discounts to members, including discounts on car and truck rentals; on hotel rooms; and at select stores, museums, and venues. It also offers travel insurance, travel planning services, and senior-specific vacations. Whereever you go, always show your AARP membership card and ask if you qualify for a discount.
If you're a New York State resident 62 years old or older, you may qualify for a Golden Park Program pass, which provides any weekday (except holidays)
♥ Free vehicle access to state parks and arboretums
♥ Fee reduction to state historic sites
♥ Fee reduction for state-operated swimming, golf, tennis, and boat rentals
As the world's largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for older adults, Elderhostel offers more than 8,000 learning adventures every year in all 50 U.S. states and in over 90 countries around the world. Here are the programs currently offered in and about the Finger Lakes region. The program name is Road Scholar.
All About Glass from the Crystal City and Around the World (Program #: 9535RJ)
Finger Lakes Sampler: Tasty, Beautiful, Historic, With a Full Bouquet (Program #: 1757RJ)
Hands-On Glassmaking at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass (Program #: 2388RJ)
Hiking the Finger Lakes Trails: Trees and Gorges in Wine Country (Program #: 1266RJ)
Iroquois Culture: Yesterday and Today (Program #13364RJ)
Trio of American Genius: Mark Twain, Glenn Curtiss, Frederick Carder (Program #: 19707RJ)
3790 Lake to Lake Rd.
Stanley, NY 14561
Updated 18 August 2011