Tips for traveling seniors

Not long ago, a client lamented the fact that she didn’t see her grandchildren who lived on the west coast but once a year.

“Now that they’re older, they’re too busy to visit,” she said, adding, “And I’ve had two knee replacements. I can’t manage the airport chaos.”

Travelling can be daunting for anyone, but especially for seniors during the holidays. Terminals are large and spread out. Airline seats are tight. Health conditions, such as x and y, can make flying challenging. Add to that that we Americans don’t like to ask for help.

I asked my client if she had considered asking for help.

“Me? I’m only 66,” she said. “That’s for old people.”

Whether you’re sixty-six or ninety-six, here are some tips that might make a cross-continental trip less daunting.

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