Planning Your Summer Vacation in Senior Living

Posted By on June 15, 2023

Summer is here! If you’re ready to make the most of this beautiful weather, why not plan a vacation? Whether you want to soak up the sun at the beach, spend a week on a luxurious cruise, or travel to see friends and family, planning a summer trip is a great way to relax, make new memories, and celebrate life. 

HarborChase Senior Living knows a thing or two about enjoying life’s most memorable moments. Our luxury senior living communities promote vibrant, dynamic lifestyles and provide convenient services to give residents time and opportunities to celebrate every day. Even on vacation, you can rest assured that HarborChase has you covered!

Here are our tips for planning your summer vacation while living in senior living and some ways our communities can help make the process easier. 

Make Necessary Travel Preparations

The best way to get your vacation off to a good start is to research, book, and plan your travel method early in advance and research the best travel times

Come up with a schedule to follow for your departure day. For example, if you’re flying, arriving at the airport at least two hours before your scheduled flight time is best. This will give you plenty of time to check your bags, get through security, and make it to your gate on time. You’ll also be able to relax knowing that even if there are long lines, you won’t have to worry about missing your departure!

Pack Smart 

The more luggage you bring with you on vacation, the more money it might cost when traveling, and the more clutter you’ll accumulate on the trip, making packing to return home difficult. Also, you might need room in your suitcase to bring home special souvenirs!

To avoid carrying a heavy load, try to pack as lightly as possible. Bring enough clothes to last the duration of your trip, along with other important items that you might need depending on your chosen destination, such as:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • A raincoat or poncho
  • Backpack for daily carry-on items
  • A folder or wallet to store important documents: passport, identification or driver’s license, medical documents, currency

Secure Your Living Space

Making sure your home is secured is essential when planning your vacation. Regardless of alarm systems or other security devices you might have installed in your home, there are still risks that could occur. Ask your neighbors to check in on your house or apartment while you’re away; whether you need them to water plants, feed a pet, or keep an eye out for anything that looks out of the ordinary, having someone you can trust is a great way to make sure your home is safe and secure. 

Independent senior living communities can also provide a helping hand in this situation. Senior living offers a maintenance-free lifestyle with services and support to help you keep up your living space. For example, while you’re enjoying a much-needed summer getaway, your community can still provide housekeeping services to keep your space clean and welcoming, so you can continue to relax even when you’ve returned from your destination. 

Maintenance services can also watch out for any issues that could occur naturally in your independent senior living apartment. This means you don’t have to worry about any accidents causing damage to your personal space while you’re away, and you can rest assured that if anything happens, it will be under control. 

At HarborChase, our luxury senior living communities promote an active lifestyle in which residents are encouraged to make the most out of every day and celebrate the things that bring them joy. This is why our independent senior living services are perfect for older adults who want to stay on the go while enjoying the benefits of a wonderful community!

We invite you to visit our concierge or contact us today to learn how HarborChase’s luxury senior living can enhance your lifestyle!