Hey there, you may have heard that Adobe is continuing to sell and support CS6 for customers who prefer traditional licensing. It's last year's version instead of the latest-and-greatest CC release, but it's something to consider if that's important to you.
As far as a "senior discount" on Adobe software, there has never been one – but one thing to consider is becoming a student or teacher because there is no age restriction on that, in which case you may become eligible for education discounts.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for taking the time to offer a couple of suggestions. I already have CS6 for Premiere, AE and Audition. I taught high school for 36 years but retired in 2004. Now if they count "retired teachers" then I might be interested.
Interesting to read all the complaints about the price increases after I wrote above more than 2 years ago. I am now 71 years old and volunteer at a local Public Media Television station doing camera work ... video and audio editing for the non-profit station. I am still using CS6 Audition, Premiere, and After Effects... but very much wish that Adobe had a Seniors discount on their programs... I have switched to CorelDraw and Photo-Paint to replace Illustrator and Photoshop... it has taken some time to navigate the learning curve... but I am getting there. Would I rather use Adobe? Sure, because I was used to using it before the subscription service went into effect.
Anyway, now the prices have gone up even more.... I am totally bailing on Adobe.... too old... too poor to pay that kind of money... but after spending many, many dollars over 20 years or more... I feel a bit betrayed. I know it does not matter, I am one old fart... but I guess product loyalty doesn't mean much any more.