In all of our travels and tour planning, we find that the limited mobility discussion is quite important. We found some key things that need to be addressed when deciding to book a trip. If you or someone you know needs special assistance, don’t be discouraged. There are many options or even simple ways to ask a hotel to accommodate for your needs. Let’s have that talk because everyone deserves a priceless and seamless vacation.
This is a cool article we found and wanted to share. Happy Travel Hunting!
By Debra Kaszubski For MediaNews Group
Many people dream of someday retiring and seeing the world. Some save money for a big trip, while others spend hours on the internet researching travel sites and more. But what if your travel companion has limited mobility or other special needs? Does that mean you can’t add them to your travel plans? Does that mean putting off travel all together?
Not necessarily, say travel experts. In most cases, traveling with limited mobility or a partner who has trouble walking means careful planning and looking at different travel options.
The Older Persons Commission Leisure Travel program, which is open to anyone age 50 and older (including nonmembers) offer a variety of day trips which are suitable for people with limited mobility. The OPC arranges for an ADA (Americans with Disability Act) compliant bus for day trips. These buses lift and lower to accommodate wheelchairs.
There are numerous day trips through the OPC to places such as Toledo to watch a minor league baseball game, or to the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea for a show, and more. The only day trips that aren’t suitable for people with mobility issues may include the stops to historical destinations.
“We do encourage people to call and talk to us about the day trips and we will talk to them about how much walking is involved. Also, how much standing around is involved because for some seniors standing for a long period of time is an issue,” said Linda Froeber OPC Leisure Travel Coordinator.
OPC-sponsored extended overnight trips aren’t the best options for people with limited mobility, but Froeber said that shouldn’t stop travelers from pursuing their dream trip. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” she said.
Read the whole article here: www.theoaklandpress.com/lifestyles/vitality/don-t-let-limited-mobility-discourage-your-travel-bug/article.html
Many people dream of someday retiring and seeing the world. Some save money for a big trip, while others spend hours on the internet researching travel sites and more. But what if your travel companion has limited mobility or other special needs? Does that mean you can’t add them to your travel plans?