As we age, moving around can become more difficult. However, thanks to advances in technology and a greater understanding of aging and health, retirees now have more living options than ever before as well as vacation destinations that are elderly-friendly, and below is a list of the best vacations for the elderly with limited mobility.
Florida, especially the southern tip, is one of the few areas in the United States that gets warm and sunny weather for most of the year, and for retirees who are tired of the frigid and dreary weather up north, there is no better destination. The sandy beaches, golf courses, restaurants, world-class resorts, and entertainment make Florida a destination you definitely don’t want to pass by.
This state is very much the opposite of Florida in every way and is ideal for tough and hardy retirees that embrace cold weather and desire close proximity to arctic wildlife. With more than twenty thousand glaciers, seventeen of the country’s tallest mountains, and lots of wildlife, Alaska can be lots of fun so long as you avoid the bears, wolverines, and wolves. There are also arctic cruises which have become wildly popular in recent years.
Hawaii’s charm and beauty are tough to resist, which is why so many retirees go there, and a number of companies are now offering special packages and discounts to those within a specific age group, which makes it even better. You’ll get to enjoy delicious tropical food, sail on the open sea and learn more about volcanoes and the island’s unique culture while touring the USS Arizona or Pearl Harbor memorial to learn more about the area’s historical significance.
For those who are looking for southern comfort, there are few destinations that can match the splendor and sophistication of Virginia, especially Williamsburg. It was the state’s capital between 1699 and 1780 and in recent years has become a top destination for retirees due to its shops, museums, and churches, some of which were attended by Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry and still stand today. You can also get handcrafted garments along with jewelry and other utensils.
Missouri is by no means a high-profile state, which is exactly why so many retirees like it. The city of Branson in particular has become quite popular due to its outdoor activities, shopping, golf, musical live shows, and the opportunity to mingle with others of the same age group. In fact, many consider Branson one of the country’s best-kept secrets and it could become the next Las Vegas.
Don’t let a disability prevent you from seeing the country in your golden years. There are specially designed tours and living communities that cater to those who have mobility challenges and one of the most popular places to find them is at Wheelchair Travel Worldwide Resources. Even those that do not need a wheelchair will benefit from the information provided.