Service Dogs On Flights Must Be Officially Certified PDF Print E-mail

When your faithful friend is trained to help you, airlines require that the dog be licensed. Canine companions must always show proper ID to ride in the passenger section. There are many online information sources to help you qualify for the official certification process.

Springtime Brings Blooming Prices From Greedy Gas Companies PDF Print E-mail

You’ve already experienced it recently at the pump, and you can expect it to continue through the warm weather driving season. So, what can you do about it? Not a hell of a lot, especially if you plan to go long distance road trips.

But just maybe for short hops you can make small dents in the robbery machine at the gas station. For instance, trips to the store. If it isn’t too far, make it a hike instead of driving. Or do a bike ride.

Another money-saving idea is car-pooling. Get together with family, friends and neighbors to share the ride and save. Go to busy dining and entertainment events with Uber, Lyft and other on-call services, and save on inflated gas and parking costs.

Some Useful Last Minute Advice To Senior Flyers PDF Print E-mail

With airline travel getting more crowded and confusing, seniors need to keep mind and body well prepared before boarding their flights. When packing your bags, keep in mind some simple, but necessary tasks. Before heading for the airport, eat light.

Carry medicated throwaway wipes to use on face and hands during your flight. Use a medicated mask when traveling in sneezy flu season. While waiting to board, stop in a terminal restroom. Aircraft toilets are not always in the the cleanest condition. After your flight lands, refresh in a terminal restroom before starting your trip home or to the destination city.

Senior Panic: Help, My Smartphone Has Been Stolen! PDF Print E-mail

It can and does happen when forgetful or vulnerable seniors are wandering the world. The tiny eyes and ears box may disappear, whether you’re distracted at a restaurant table, hotel room or theater. Or in the worst scenario, stolen by a pickpocket.

As soon as you know it’s missing, take immediate steps to solve the problem. Do everything possible to cancel it’s illegal use by thieves. Report the loss to your service provider, and ask for help to locate the smartphone. If and when you’re sure it will never be returned to you and the service is officially cancelled, buy a new device and set it with different ID.

Q: Do Airports Provide Help For Physically-Challenged Travelers? PDF Print E-mail

A: Many senior travelers today, including those who are blind, are now able to maneuver their way safely around busy airports. With continuous improvements in technology, physically-challenged seniors can go safely from garage to check-in lines and on to boarding. Most such services are free, and for more personalized help, there are fee services, such as worryfreetrip.com


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