Holidays away from home are not just for the young but also the young at heart, and the key to enjoying a long and pleasurable life is to stay active. There are a few measures to consider when planning a trip away, especially if you intend to invite the entire family along.
Consider all needs
You may find that your grandparents or parents are becoming increasingly frustrated at no longer being able to perform certain pastimes or activities. Such activities may include simple necessities such as getting up and down the stairs. Unlike at home, a number of holiday establishments won’t have a permanent stairlift in place and hiring a stairlift may be a good option to look prior to your departure date. The device allows the elderly to move freely up and down stairs without asking for help.
Savour every moment
Whilst most people in their 20s will be used to staying up into the early hours of the morning and lounging by the pool during the day, this is not the case for those in their 50s. Getting older means exploring the sights and sounds of the city on a daily basis – far more appealing than sleeping off the events of the night before!
Learning to savour our holidays will allow us to make the most of our time abroad, in fact a quarter of those over 55 are now choosing to visit up to three cities per trip. Planning an itinerary before you leave is a good way to ensure that you don’t miss any must-see attractions whilst away. You may find that certain tourist spots are only open for part of the year and knowing the dates and times in advance will indubitably avoid disappointment.
Join in with the hotel activities
Staying in shape is imperative if you wish to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so whilst the young ones are topping up their tans, you may prefer to entice the grandparents with a spot of yoga by the pool. Physical exercise is great for those wishing to stay active, it’s also important to exercise the mind too.
Many hotels boast a variety of evening activities including that of cards, quizzes and bingo – all of which promote a healthy mind. When booking a family trip away, it is wise to carefully research the hotel’s offerings in order to ensure there is an activity to suit all.