There are hundreds of senior citizens who are thoroughly bored and wonder how to kill time. Most pensioners have enough money and reasonably good health to enjoy. They may not know the avenues open to them to spend time usefully, enjoyably and entertain themselves. Traveling is an excellent option. Here are some tips.
If you are single, widowed or a divorcee – chances are high among senior citizens – there are exclusive clubs / associations for meeting their needs. For instance Anand Yatra in Pune caters to singles (middle aged and above) by engaging them in travel. Day long picnics to local spots, weekend getaways to nearby towns or weeklong sojourns are all there. The purpose is to get to know each other during such trips, get closer and perhaps even think of going for long term relationships like living together, live-in, second marriage and the like. Contact: Anand yatra DR Hemant 9552127127 / Mumbai 9820775870 firstname.lastname@example.org. Who knows, your boredom may be permanently cured!
There are many who may be unfortunate and suffer from loss of hearing or vision issues or mobility issues – bound to wheel chair sort of, or speech problems. Though they have the desire to be a part of travel groups and enjoy a bubbling life many tour operators would shy will shy away from them. Precisely to infuse confidence and life into such seniors, http://www.enable.com arranges travel program exclusively meant for disabled persons. Both local national international trips are arranged. I saw a video https://youtu.be/Vb-bHGzxPEM and am thoroughly impressed at the efforts they take to make enjoy like despite disabilities.
There are senior citizens associations and clubs that specialize in organizing travels for their members on a regular basis. Tamilnadu Senior Citizens Association TANSECA is a thirty year old association in Chennai with a membership base of 2000. Trips both national and international are routine here. They just concluded a South India tour – six days – 32 people – visiting Yelagiri, Hoganekal, Thiruchengode, Palani etc. There must be some SCA in your city to help you out.
IRCTC tourism organizes all kinds of tours. They are highly affordable, well planned and scheduled properly. Everything from food, local conveyance and train tickets are mentioned without ambiguity. You can make a small group and join the trips. As they are guided tours with experienced guides and IRCTC is a govt outfit chances of getting duped are nil. Variety of choice is amazing. Try and share your experiences for the benefit of others.
– Dr P Vyasamoorthy