October 7, 2022

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Smooth travel tips for seniors

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  • Pack enough of your prescriptions, getting refills is necessary. Many travel guides recommend keeping your medicines in their original pharmacy bottles instead of packing them in a daily pill box — that way you’ll have the prescription information with you if you need it.
  • If you’re leaving the country, make sure your prescriptions are legal in the country you’re visiting. Many common medicines — including Ritalin, Ambien, Benadryl, Codeine, Vicks and Sudafed — are illegal in other countries. To check the legality of your medicines in your destination country, check with the embassy or consulate of the country.
  • Make sure your insurance will cover you in you destination. Medicare is accepted everywhere, but if you have an Advantage plan, you may still face coverage restrictions. If you’re traveling abroad, consider buying travel health insurance. Apart from a few very specific exceptions, Medicare will not cover care received outside the U.S.
  • For longer trips, visit your doctor and dentist before travel. Let your providers know you’ll be traveling.

Luggage tips

There’s nothing worse than airlines losing your luggage. Pack an extra pair of clothes in your carry-on along with all your medicines and other items you’ll need immediate access to.

Other items to keep in your carry-on include a spare set of glasses, a list of medications and an emergency contact list including your doctor’s information.

ExploreStay alert on your next trip with these travel safety tips

Keeping safe

The aging population is often a target of thieves and pickpockets. Be mindful when out at night and consider taking a buddy with you. Keeping your wallet and other items in a fanny pack or under-the-clothes money belt will deter pickpockets.

Always carry emergency numbers of friends and family, as well as the address and phone number of local police. If you’re traveling overseas, include the contact information of the nearest U.S. Embassy facility. Make sure family and friends know your itinerary.

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(By) living in as many places, we have been exposed to different people, different cultures, different attitudes … and that has made me better as a person all-around.”","_id":"O2G3YOE4BFEYRNJTCZ5DEJZ3KA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1649098466665,"type":"text","content":"“It’s made me now — in my post-service life — more willing and created a sort of a desire to give back to the community,” he said.","_id":"QN3NSAHVJRDDJPMCIUQGHYMUPU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1649428745928,"type":"text","content":"“Despite living in a number of different places, I wasn’t particularly involved in community activities and volunteer activities, and now I do quite a bit of that. 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His Stop the Steal message was roundly rejected last week by Republican voters. And even the candidates who echoed him during the campaign aren’t going along with his conspiracies this time around.","_id":"ZO46DY6RGVBT5GLORT2JMD73HA","type":"text","additional_properties":"_id":1654025134215,"comments":[],"inline_comments":[],"content":"He and his candidates have racked up statewide losses in the last three elections in a row. 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