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5 Best Summer Vacation Spots for Older Adults

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There are plenty of fascinating destinations for seniors to visit in the United States during a summer vacation. Whether interested in American history, art, culture, or spectacular landscapes, there are locations sure to please all. Older adults looking to travel this summer can choose from these cities and find one that appeals to their interests. 

1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

This historic town lies between the Grand Teton Mountain and a national forest. There are miles of hiking and biking trails to explore. Seniors can have dinner and see a play at the Jackson Hole Playhouse, or they can learn about Wild West history at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum. They can also see unique masterpieces at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, which contains thousands of exhibits spanning from 2500 B.C. to the present day, or relax after a day of sightseeing at the Granite Hot Springs. 

Traveling can be challenging for seniors living with serious health conditions. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide high-quality senior home care. New Hampshire families trust in Home Care Assistance to help their elderly loved ones age in place safely and comfortably.

2. New York City, New York

Some of the most popular destinations in New York City include the Statue of Liberty, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and Staten Island. Other popular sites include the American Museum of Natural History and the Empire State Building. Seniors can take a carriage ride through Central Park and shop in the stores along Times Square, or they can spend an evening taking in a Broadway performance. 

3. Santa Fe, New Mexico

This city is the ideal location for seniors who love art and culture. It has the largest number of galleries and museums in the country, and all lie within a short distance from the town square. The Museum of International Folk Art contains a variety of exhibit types created by African, Asian, European, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, and other world cultures. The 1610 Palace of the Governors marks the original capital of the state. Today, the museum explains the 400-year history of New Mexico. 

4. Savannah, Georgia

This city is known for 22 exquisite squares where massive oak trees, sprawling lawns and monuments abound. The 30-acre Forsyth Park in the center of the Historic District is the city’s gem and features memorials, a fragrant garden, an impressive fountain, and a paved walking path among mature oaks. The site is also within walking distance to W.B. Hodgson Hall and the Poor House and Hospital. The four-block expanse known as the City Market is also in the Historic District and features art galleries, boutique stores, and restaurants. The many museum offerings include the 6,800 square feet award-winning Davenport House. 

While the challenges of planning a summer vacation may seem stressful, respite from caregiving duties can be a wonderful solution. If you are the primary caregiver for a senior loved one in New Hampshire, respite care is available when you need time away from your important caregiving duties. At Home Care Assistance, our respite caregivers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help your loved one manage everyday tasks in the comfort of home while you have the chance to take a much-needed break.

5. Williamsburg, Virginia

Throughout this city, seniors can see the locations that represent the birth of the country. At the Jamestown Settlement, guests can encounter the gallery exhibits and tour a 1610 fort and a Powhatan Indian village. Visitors can also board and explore ships recreated to represent the vessels that brought the pioneers to the new land. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum houses the largest collection of historic American and British furnishings in the world. Seniors can also step back in time to Colonial Williamsburg by strolling down Duke of Gloucester Street. Here they will find a living history museum where re-enactors perform the tasks that were common hundreds of years ago.

Whether traveling or at home, make sure your loved one has the help he or she needs to live a happy and healthy life. If your senior loved one needs hourly or live-in care, New Hampshire Home Care Assistance can help. Our caregivers can assist with exercise and mobility, prepare nutritious meals, provide timely medication reminders, and help with a wide array of other important daily tasks. Call Home Care Assistance today at (603) 471-3004 to create a custom senior care plan for your aging loved one.