The national U3A website www.u3a.org.za has some useful information about benefits and contact addresses for senior citizens (see the “Concessions” page), and we are aware that a few of the U3A branches have also pursued this angle.
Accordingly, we below include a list of traders in East London that offer facilities to senior citizens.
|Beacon Bay Retail park||Wednesday usually||See a) below|
Dot Com Café (Com Office, Berea)
(meals and beverages)
|Fruit and Veg city||Tues||5%|
|Gonubie Spar||Mon-Thurs||5% on non-discounted items||Card|
|OK Foods Beacon Bay||Any||5%||Card|
|Retreat Skin and Body Care||Tues||10%||See b) below|
|Southernwood Spar||Mon||6%||Alternative: Coffee and something sweet|
|Vincent Superspar||Mon||6%||Card. Free coffee and something sweet|
a) Beacon Bay Retail Park (applicable Wednesdays):
b) Retreat Skin and Body Care is operated by Sandra Epstein’s daughter, Candice Kay and is situated at 9 Pearl Rd Abbotsford. Ring 083 572 4887 for full details.
c) A tip for you knitters from Pam Hobson: The website www.elleyarns.com has free patterns which are easily downloaded. It is slightly confusing as there is a shopping cart and R0.00 displayed, however in the FAQ's section there is an excellent short video on how to download multiple patterns.
If you are aware of other traders who offers such a discount on a formal basis, could you send an e mail to our treasurer, John Stoddard at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 043 727 0648, cell 082 466 7095 with as much detail of the scheme as is relevant (as above), and we will add to the above list? If there are changes or corrections to the above list, please also let John know. Further, if you know of an existing list that is available to senior citizens locally, could you also provide details to John?