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Passes and Discounts

Nassau County Senior Citizen Leisure Passport – Click Here

Disabled Leisure Pass – Click Here

Metrocard Program – Click Here

America the Beautiful – Senior Pass – Click Here

Empire Passport – Click Here

Movie Discounts – Click Here

Restaurant Discounts – Click Here

Drug Discounts – Click Here

Telephone Service Discount – Click Here

Other Discounts – Click Here

NASSAU COUNTY SENIOR CITIZEN LEISURE PASSPORT

WHERE TO OBTAIN IT

Nassau County residents 60 years of age and over are eligible for the specially-marked Senior Citizen Leisure Passport. Application must be made in person with proof of age and residency.  The fee is $25.00 and is valid for as long as county residency is maintained.  Residency must be revalidated every three years. There is no additional fee for renewal; however, the full fee must be paid to replace a lost or stolen Passport. 

Application can be made at County parks. Check exact hours and locations with:

Nassau County Department of Parks,

Recreation and Museums

(516) 572-0200

www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/parks/

BENEFITS OF THE SENIOR CITIZEN LEISURE PASSPORT

PARKS AND RECREATION BENEFITS

  • Required for entrance to most Nassau County parks.
  • Reduced rates on most activities in the Nassau County parks which charge a fee, such as pools, golf courses, and ice skating rinks. Reduction is valid on weekdays only for golf courses. Holidays are excluded.
  • Certain discounts at some Nassau County museums.
  • Seasonal Beach Parking Sticker for Eugene Nickerson Beach Park - Lido Beach. A Seasonal Beach Parking Sticker may be purchased at the beach by presenting the Leisure Passport and the automobile registration.
  • Participation in senior citizen recreation programs sponsored by:
Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation & Museums  
Eisenhower Park  
East Meadow, NY 11554 (516) 572-0200
www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies  

DISABLED LEISURE PASS

A Disabled Leisure Pass is available to Nassau County residents with chronic physical and/or mental disabilities. Persons applying for the Disabled Leisure Pass must provide proof of residency and must also complete a certification form (Click here for certification form). The form must be signed and stamped by a medical doctor or by the Nassau County Department of Health, with a description of the individual's disability.

Holders of this pass are eligible for the reduced fare program of the Nassau Inter County Express Bus System (NICE) and for discounted fees within the Nassau County Parks system. The Disabled Leisure Pass is $25 and is valid for three years.

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METROCARD PROGRAM

Individuals may purchase a MetroCard for use on the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus system and for rides on the New York City Transit and MTA Bus lines.  Senior citizens, 65 years of age and older, and persons with a qualifying disability may also be eligible for the Reduced Fare MetroCard, which entitles the holder to half fare on these systems.

For further information about the MetroCard Program, including payment options, how to report lost or stolen cards, how to obtain refunds, and application procedures for the Reduced Fare MetroCard, contact:
www.mta.info/metrocard

1-800-METROCARD 1-800-638-7622
  1-718-243-4999

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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - SENIOR PASS

This federally issued lifetime card entitles U.S. senior citizens, age 62 and over, to entrance into any National Park. It also entitles holder to a 50% discount on any fees for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services at federally administered areas.

Card may be obtained for $10 by applying in person, with proof of age and residency, at:

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site  
20 Sagamore Hill Road  
Oyster Bay, NY 11771 (516) 922-4788
www.nps.gov/sahi  

For additional information about the Senior Pass, including instructions for applying on-line, go to http://store.usgs.gov/pass/senior.html.

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EMPIRE PASSPORT

The Empire Passport provides unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York’s state parks and recreational facilities. The sticker can be obtained for $65 by applying in person at any state park, calling, or completing an application on the website.

www.nysparks.com/admission/empire-passport/default.aspx
1-631-669-1000 Ext.3515

Senior citizens, 62 years of age and older, can show a New York State driver’s license or non-drivers I.D. to obtain free entrance to any New York State Park, Monday through Friday.

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MOVIE DISCOUNTS

Several movie theatres in the County offer reduced admission rates for senior citizens. Some theatres issue their own cards for older persons and others will accept the Nassau County Leisure Passport or driver’s license as proof of age. Contact the theatre for specific information.

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RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS

Some restaurants offer a discount or reduced price to senior citizens. Inquiries regarding discounts should be made before ordering.

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DRUG DISCOUNTS

MEDICARE PART D - Click here

EPIC - ELDERLY PHARMACEUTICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE

EPIC is a New York State program for income-eligible citizens, 65 or older, who need help paying for their prescriptions. EPIC enrollees are required to join a Medicare Part D plan. EPIC will help pay Medicare Part D premiums, deductibles, copayments, coverage gap, and off-formulary drugs. For more information, contact:

EPIC HOTLINE 1-800-332-3742
EPIC  
PO Box 15018  
Albany, NY 12212-5018  
www.health.ny.gov/health_care/epic/  

NASSAU RX PROGRAM

All Nassau County residents are eligible for the Nassau Rx Program, a free drug discount card that provides discounts on the cost of prescription medications that are not covered by other insurance programs.

For information and to obtain a card, call:  1-877-321-2652
www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/comptroller/nassaurx.html

TOGETHER RX ACCESS

This program provides a savings on many prescription and generic drugs and products. To qualify for a card, individuals must meet income eligibility guidelines, be a legal resident, and have no other prescription coverage of any kind, including Medicare.

For information, contact: 1-800-444-4106
www.togetherrxaccess.com

LOCAL DRUG DISCOUNTS

Various local drug stores offer special discounts to older people. Some chain stores issue their own cards.

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

www.medicareinteractive.org

www.pparx.org
www.rxassist.org
www.benefitscheckup.org
www.benefitscheckuprx.org
www.needymeds.com
www.freedrugcard.us
www.rxoutreach.com

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TELEPHONE SERVICE DISCOUNT

The Life Line programs offers a reduced rate on residential telephone service to persons who are eligible for any of the following benefits:

  • Food Stamps
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicaid
  • Veteran’s Disability Pension (non-service related disability)
  • Veteran’s Surviving Spouse Pension (non-service related disability)

Contact: www.Lifelinesupport.org

For more information or a Life Line application, call your telephone provider toll free:

Sprint Nextel: 1-888-408-3306
Verizon: 1-800-837-4966
Verizon Wireless: 1-800-924-0585


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OTHER DISCOUNTS

EDUCATION DISCOUNTS Click here

PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION, STAR PROGRAM
AND CIRCUIT BREAKER TAX REFUND/CREDIT Click here

TRANSPORTATION DISCOUNTS Click here

SPORTING LICENSES IN NEW YORK STATE – Discounts are available to seniors over age 65 and to military disabled persons for fishing and hunting licenses. Contact local town clerk for further information.

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