The Myrtle Beach Senior Advisory Committee is asking senior citizens to take a survey so the committee can learn what types of activities they do and where they like to go.
City spokesman Mark Kruea said he is not sure what the committee will do with the results, but the city is working with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce on the survey and the results could provide information to the city’s businesses.
“The idea came from the committee members,” he said. “They wanted to know more about who the seniors are and what they like to do.”
The survey asks questions such as where seniors learn about events and activities and which attractions they frequently visit.
The Seniors Advisory Committee held the Grand Strand Senior Job and Volunteer Assistance Fair for 10 years and worked with the chamber and local businesses to create Senior Sample Days.
The program was designed to give senior citizens – those age 55 and up – a deep discount at area attractions. However, WonderWorks was the only business to participate in the program earlier this year.
“We’ve had at least one other business express interest in participating,” Kruea said, saying the program is designed to bring seniors into attractions during the off season.
South Carolina also has a new program that will give seniors discounts for 10 days in January. South Carolina will launch its first Seniors Week next year where participating restaurants, hotels and attractions will offer discounts to seniors from Jan. 8 to 18.
The senior survey will be available on the city’s website through Jan. 31. To participate, visit www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com.