Tis the season for holiday travel and whether you do it by plane, train or automobile, there are some tips to make traveling with your elderly parent or other aging relative. You want to make certain that when you arrive at your holiday destination that you are not so stressed out from having gotten there that it takes you days to unwind only to realize you have to make the return trip.
Days are shorter, nights are cooler, and the leaves have changed colors and dropped. Fall is almost over. Many people find fall to be their favorite season while others see it only as the precursor to old man Winter! Soon many older adults will begin their annual trek south to escape the cold, snowy season they face at home.
Now that your children have grown and moved out, you may be thinking, it’s time to travel. At Lifefone, we agree! After decades of cramming travel into long weekends and limited vacation time, it’s time to set new goals to see new places. If you’ve retired, or shifted gears to a job with more flexibility, you have the time to explore and do more things. Here’s some tips to get you started on the right foot.
You may not want to ask for senior discounts, especially if you are a “young” senior, but once you see some of the deals that are available, you are likely to reconsider. Many major brands and stores offer great incentives to adults as young as 50. To help get you started, LifeFone researched some of the best senior discounts available.
Enjoying a breezy spring day or the warm summer temperatures doesn't have to be a distant memory for seniors and caregivers. Finding a few interesting summer ideas and activities for seniors, suitable for their abilities, takes some creativity and planning, but it is well worth switching up the routine and getting out of the house.
Let’s face it. Summer is a time for vacations and adventures. The best part about travel is that you don’t have to demolish your budget to travel, either. When you’re looking for an affordable, convenient and fun vacation spot, whether for yourself or you and your extended family, here are a few ideas from which to choose.
Growing up, summer was a favorite time of year. After all, if you lived in a cold climate the weather just got better which is pretty much true no matter where you live. You were out of school for a few months and there was that family vacation. Oh the memories associated with Disneyland, the beach or the lake with those fishing poles and campfires and all those “other” family vacation traditions that just made life good.
As an aging baby boomer, many of us remember things like libraries and the Dewey Decimal System and card catalogs and road trips and things as simple as Sunday afternoon drives. One of the memories … or at least the names … we remember is Robert Lewis Stevenson. Here is what he said: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”