Q&A: What do you think of Seniors going alone on long trips for a vacation?

Question by Life in the slow lane: What do you think of Seniors going alone on long trips for a vacation?
Driving vs other transportation? How far is safe for a senior to go alone?

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Answer by wolfwoods01girl
I think if they are healthy and vital human beings than they should go for it. We all only have so much time on this earth… make the most of it!

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13 thoughts on “Q&A: What do you think of Seniors going alone on long trips for a vacation?”

  1. A senior going on a long trip is fine. As with anyone, young or old, as long as you are sane, in good health, and can afford it – Do it. My aunt is 67 and she is in better shape than most 30 somethings I know. She kickboxes, looks 40..She goes on vacations to exotic locales all the time.

  2. depends on the maturity level of the kid. Don’t let them go if they don’t know anything about recovery positions (how to put an intoxicated person in the right position when they pass out). Foreign countries are esp dangerous for people who party and get drunk a lot if they’re not with responsible people.

  3. I go anywhere I want to go..drive across the US, Florida, fly here or there…usually solo. What’s the big deal…unless the person is infirm, I see no problems by myself or with others. On the otherhand, I would not be too thrilled to take a travel companion that had to stop every 20 minutes for one reason or another.

  4. I’d say if you’re game, go for it. Drive, train, plane, boat, doesn’t really matter as long as you’re enjoying it.

    My sister and I have been talking about going to visit our brother in France, and I think we ought to do it within the next couple of years while we’re both still able.

    Our husbands can stay home and commiserate with each other, since neither of them will travel — I married a Pennsylvania Dutchman and her husband doesn’t like to travel.

    BTW, I think we hit a nerve with Sherryn. She seems a bit testy.

  5. I think if they’re visiting family or visiting an area they’ve been before there’s no real problems. I mean people can get attacked in their own neighbourhoods.

    Most seniors I know go on bus trips or charter trips with airlines.

  6. Depends on the senior and their health. For some senior anywhere, any distance, any method. Others shouldn’t be allowed to walk to the corner alone.

  7. It is really no one’s business but their own They do not need anyone speaking for them Their life experience speaks for itself and if they want to trek to the ends of the earth to find peace and tranquility so be it Everyone is entitled to freedom of choice Go for it all you seniors Just because you are in your 60-70’s and beyond does not mean you have to retire to the rocking chair

  8. HUH? Is this what I have to look forward to as I keep getting older? Sorry, but I go everywhere alone & I always have, so unless I’m heavily sedated, in a coma, or confined to a hospital for a catastrophic illness, where I go & how I go is not up for discussion with anyone! I look forward to dying alone just so I don’t have to be nit-picked by people with this type of “caring” attitudes. I have no idea what you do for a living, but I’m betting it has something to do with a rest home or hospital or other institutional setting. Why worry about things like this? I don’t get it. Enlighten me, please.

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