Summer is almost slipping away and if you or your senior loved one have not had a chance to travel now that restrictions have eased up, you may want to take advantage of the opportunity while you can. Summer is one of the best months to travel because of the warmer weather, longer days and the increase in availability of your family members. If you are a senior, it’s very important to plan your next trip with a trusted family member or friend that is aware of any health or medical conditions you may have.

Here are 4 things you can do at your Victoria retirement home to help you prepare for your next vacation:

Book your flights and accommodations as soon as you can

As soon as you determine that you want to go on a vacation and have your destination in mind, book your flights and accommodations as soon as possible to ensure you get your tickets and room reserved so you are not scrambling at the last minute in a panic. As a senior, you may also be eligible for senior discounts so try and do as much research as you can or even reach out to a friend or family member, or your travel agent for more details. When it comes to booking your flight, try to choose an aisle seat for better accessibility in case you need to use the bathroom. 

Buy travel insurance

If you book your reservations well in advance, there is a possibility of something coming up where you may need to cancel your flights. As a senior, your health should always come first so if you suddenly feel unwell when it is time to go on your trip, it’s recommended that you cancel to avoid the additional risk it puts on your health. To do this without paying any drastic penalties, it’s important to purchase travel insurance. 

Check the weather forecast & pack your essentials

With climate change playing a big role in weather, try and check the weather forecast for your destination a week or two before travelling so you know exactly what to take with you. Packing the right clothes will make your vacation more enjoyable so try and shortlist what you want to take with you as you look around your Victoria retirement home. Along with your clothes, remember to take your essentials with you such as medication and toiletries. 

Print & share your travel itinerary with the Ross Place manager

Once you have your reservations and accommodations booked, we highly recommend that you let the staff at your Victoria retirement home know about your vacation plans. It would also be safe to leave a printed copy of your travel itinerary with the Ross Place manager in case they need to contact you or are wondering when you will be back. You can also let your suite neighbours and community friends know as well in case they didn’t already know about your travel plans. 

If you’re looking for a seniors retirement community in Victoria that offers a variety of recreational activities, Ross Place is here for you. Feel free to contact us to inquire if we offer assisted living services at this VRS location. Call 250-381-8666 or click here to book a tour at Victoria’s warm and friendly independent seniors community.