During the height of winter, many senior citizens are dreaming about their plans for the spring and summer months. If you’re interested in spicing up your new year, scheduling a vacation may be the perfect solution. There are probably countless places you’ve always wanted to visit but haven’t had the time—why not take the opportunity offered by retirement to cross these places off your list? This article provides a number of senior vacation tips to get you started:
Consult with Your Doctor It is important for elderly individuals with chronic medical conditions to consult their primary care physician before going on vacation—especially if they will be traveling by plane or boat. Make sure you take the time to discuss your plans with your doctor, including any activities you plan on participating in, as this will help ensure you are healthy enough to have a good time.
Choose a Location Once you’ve been given medical clearance, it’s time to find the perfect vacation spot. Consider relaxing at a nearby location such as Napa Valley, taking a cruise to the Caribbean, or spending time appreciating the natural beauty of California's Channel Islands or a nearby national park.
Pack All Medications If you have a medical condition, you will want to make sure you pack enough medication for the duration of your trip. You may also consider keeping your doctor’s information on-hand in case you require an emergency prescription.
Take Advantage of Transportation Services When taking a vacation from your assisted living facility, you can make your travel plans easier by taking advantage of your facility’s transportation services. This includes scheduling a ride to the airport or marina, or receiving a ride home once you return from your destination.
Do you need help planning your next vacation? Once you become a resident of the Carlton Senior Living retirement community, we’ll help you take the vacation of a lifetime. Learn more about the transportation services offered by our assisted living community by visiting us online or calling 1-800-227-5866.