activities that engage older adults

5 Travel Activities that Engage Older Adults

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges On April 15, 2017 2 Comments

Everybody loves to travel. Young or old, there’s something that’s just so appealing about exploring the world beyond your home. A great way to see the world is… Read More »

Wheelchair-Friendly Cities: Europe

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges, Reader Questions On November 15, 2015 1 Comment

One reader recently sent in this question: What are the best wheelchair-friendly cities in Europe?   You’re in luck: many European cities are very wheelchair friendly! Although some… Read More »

buying a wheelchair

Guest Post: Considerations when Buying a Wheelchair

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges On September 6, 2015 3 Comments

A few weeks back, I wrote a blog on buying vs. renting a wheelchair as I was considering purchasing a sturdy model for our upcoming trip to Yellowstone…. Read More »

Buying vs Renting a Wheelchair

In Gadgets, Mobility Challenges, North America On August 2, 2015 3 Comments

Travel involving wheelchairs is a pretty common theme as I feel strongly that a parent’s inability to walk should not stop you from traveling together. Previous posts on… Read More »

S-l-o-o-o-o-o-w Down when Traveling with your Parents

In Mobility Challenges, Multigenerational Travel On June 16, 2015 0 Comments

Growing up, I remember Dad waiting patiently for me as I was learning to walk. He never walked far enough ahead so I felt like I was behind… Read More »

Advice from Readers: What to do if your Aging Parent is the Opposite Gender and needs help using the restroom.

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges, Multigenerational Travel, Need to Know On May 20, 2015 1 Comment

I received a lot of comments from readers on my previous post “What to do if your aging parent is the opposite gender and needs help using the… Read More »

Cool Sights in Toronto

In Mobility Challenges, North America On September 14, 2014 0 Comments

I had a wonderful time last week at the Toronto International Film Festival – sixteen movies in four days! Definitely my idea of a great vacation (although not… Read More »

Booking a Hotel if your Parent has Special Needs

In Hotels, Mobility Challenges On August 14, 2014 0 Comments

Before I finalize the decision on which city or country to visit with my octogenarian mom (and particularly before booking anything that’s nonrefundable), I always take a quick… Read More »

READER QUESTION: Angkor Wat Accessibility with Bad Ankles

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Mobility Challenges, Reader Questions On July 24, 2014 1 Comment

I received the following email from Andy regarding Angkor Wat accessibility: We are aging parents, and planning to visit Angkor Wat. I am unable to walk very far… Read More »

READER QUESTION: Overcoming a Parent’s Reluctance to Use a Wheelchair

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges On June 26, 2014 3 Comments

Sofia Lozano and her husband, Anand Ganesh, are taking his parents to San Diego over the Fourth of July weekend, and she asked for advice on two topics:… Read More »