By Cozette Eldridge

W.P. Co. RSVP Field Representative

Our senior years often present a great opportunity to travel to places we have always wanted to see.

After retirement, most individuals have more free time to enjoy traveling. Unless you’re a true adventurer, joining a senior tour is usually a much safer and enjoyable option.

However, with so many companies and packages available, it may be difficult to decide on the best choice.

One of the most important factors to consider when you’re deciding on a senior tour concerns the activities that are planned.

You want to ensure that the excursions and leisure activities suit your interests.

Many companies contain a long list of costs that may be hidden within the very fine print of their contract. Make sure you read the contract carefully and clarify exactly what is included in the total price.

You don’t want to discover when you arrive that the price of meals, hotels or sightseeing trips are not included in the price.

If you’re planning to take a tour, make sure you determine the number of planned activities and the senior fitness level required to participate in them. Senior travel is quite different from the adventure travel you may have enjoyed when you were younger.

You don’t want to choose a company that has a whirlwind list of strenuous mountain hikes if you are not very physically fit.

A better option is to find a package that offers a few well-planned activities that won’t have you gasping for breath or struggling to keep up with other tour members.

Never be afraid to ask as many questions as you need. Remember, the only stupid question is the one not asked. Every tour company will provide different packages, operate under their own guidelines and offer a wide range of prices and activities. Make sure to ask enough questions to determine the most suitable senior tour for you.

Have you noticed how time flies be as we get older? This year will be ending soon. Only 27 days until Christmas and a week later we will be welcoming in the New Year.

SENIOR CENTER MENU

DEC. 3-7

MONDAY: Pork Roast, Wild Rice, Vegetables, Mixed Fruit

TUESDAY: Lemon Baked Fish, Parsley Potatoes, Zucchini, Salad, Roll, Cantaloupe

WEDNESDAY: Beef Hot Dogs/Bun, Beet Salad, Potato Salad, Ranch Beans, Fruit

THURSDAY: Lasagna, Steamed Spinach, Garlic Bread, Fresh Orange

FRIDAY: Pasta Vegetable Salad, Herb Baked Chicken, Bread, Fruit, Dessert