Packing Essentials for Seniors

Travel Tips:Packing Essentials for Seniors

Worried that you may have forgotten to take an important/critical item with you on your travel?
Using a packing checklist will ensure that you will leave nothing behind. Furthermore, it saves time and effort in packing because it will effortlessly remind what to prepare and pack for your next trip.

You can use various packing checklists available online or use the travel checklist posted at Todar's Travel Community.

In particular, there are several travel essentials that senior travelers should remember to bring on their travels:

  • Medications in the original pill bottle (with the prescription label)
  • Important documents, including medication list, doctor's name and contact number, advance directives, allergy list, identification, health insurance information, and copies of passport and ID (in case of loss)
  • Money belt, depending on your destination
  • Extra set of glasses in case of breakage or loss
  • Hearing aid
  • Back-up battery
  • Mini flashlight
  • Denture container
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Snacks, including mint or gum to keep mouth from becoming too dry
  • Travel size toiletries
  • Ear plugs
  • Neck pillow
  • Rain gear, including small umbrella or poncho
  • Books, tablets, puzzle, magazines, crosswords, or music to help pass the time
  • Cell phone, charger (and adaptor for foreign travel)
  • Camera to record the memories and adventures
  • Maps and guidebooks of the area