Don’t Miss Out on The Great Moments of Your Life
This is graduation month and a time for a celebration with the whole family!
A newly met acquaintance shared this story. Her niece graduated from Medical School last week. As traditionally done, she could have nominated a family member (who is also a doctor) to perform the hooding ceremony instead of the Dean of the school. Since she had been inspired by her grandfather, now a retired physician, to become a medical doctor it would have been such a joy for him to perform the hooding.
Smart Traveler Bearing Gifts from USA
A family trip back home to visit family and friends always gets me jumping with excitement. Part of the fun is bringing back interesting gifts from America to delight them. Let me share my go to list with you.
Tips for Flying with Senior Travelers
Traveling in a group is always fun. Whether you are traveling with your parents or your children, you should always try to make your trip memorable. However without adequate preparation trips can be hectic and tiring. When planning for international travel or long flight with your aging parents, consider taking extra steps to ensure that they are comfortable and happy during the trip.
Celebrate Chinese New Year Around Asia
The Chinese Lunar New Year is an important festival in China and also many East Asian and South-East Asian countries. It falls on January 28 this year. 2017 will be the year of the Rooster in the Chinese Zodiac. Expect parades, arts and crafts fairs, cooking shows as well as traditional lion dances and lots of music in all the cities during the fifteen day- long festival.
Essential Mobility Aids For Senior Traveler
When your parents are planning for air travel, you should also assess their mobility situation. Many seniors are no longer as agile as in their younger days. Airports are getting larger, with multiple terminals and long walks to and from the boarding gate, which the seniors may find tiring. If possible, using smaller airports would reduce the amount of walking needed within the terminal. Knowing the layout of the airport, you should assess the appropriate level of support for them and learn what sorts of assistance may be needed.
Giving Thanks for the Fall Harvest, the American Way
Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday commemorating a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. It is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November. While the Canadians celebrate their Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. For many of us, Thanksgiving is about a 4-day holiday that includes a family get-together, extensive dinner and not forgetting ‘Black Friday’ the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. Let’s look at the history behind Thanksgiving.