Thursday, August 28, 2014

What to do on Labor Day Weekend in Detroit

Looking for something fun to do on Labor Day weekend in Detroit? Celebrate the closing of summer by attending one of these fun events!

What to do in Detroit on Labor Day weekend 2014:

Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival

Featuring a fine arts show and catering from over 50 local restaurants, Arts, Beats, and Eats is not to be missed. Running Friday through Monday of Labor Day Weekend in Detroit, you can see over 250 combined live performances. From local bands, children’s shows, and national starts, there is something for everyone!

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

Celebrate all things Polish with the Hamtramck Festival this Labor Day weekend! Participate in a perogi eating contest, 5k and more, or just sit back and relax and watch traditional Polish dancers perform to ethnic music.

Michigan State Fair

Taking place over Labor Day Weekend, the Michigan State Fair is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. Tickets start at just $6 for adults. Enjoy exhibits, animals, deliciously fried fair foods, midway games, and rides. Fun for the whole family!

Get Wet!

Before you know it, the freezing Michigan winter will have set in and you will be left swimming indoors. Take advantage of the waning summer days by making the most out of all the local swimming options Detroit has to offer. From lakeside parks, to spray grounds, to local pools and waterparks, there is something for every budget!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Traveling with the Elderly

This could be you!
Are you a senior-aged human who is preparing to travel abroad? Are you planning to bring another elderly  relative or friend along on your next journey? If so, plan ahead so you can enjoy your trip! Consider the following tips:

1.      Health Insurance. Medicare does not cover health care overseas. It is highly recommended to obtain short-term health insurance before your trip.

2.      Pharmacies and Medications. Pack an ample supply of routine prescription meds for the duration of you trip. Keep medicine in its original, labeled container to avoid questioning at customs and carry a letter from your doctor that details your condition and medications.

3.      Local Conditions.  Talk to your doctor before your trip to identify your health care needs
 at your destination. Research the environmental conditions of your destination that may affect you including altitude, pollution and the safety of local drinking water.

4.      Personal Time. Keep in mind that abnormal physical and mental activity undertaken during travel is strenuous, no matter your age. Don’t forget to build enough personal time into your travel plan; whether to rest from a long walk or enjoy an additional travel site.

5.      Prepare for Emergencies. Leave emergency contact information and a copy of your passport  with family and trusted friends. Know the contact information of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in the country you are visiting.

And remember: reserving online with Airlines Parking  ahead of time is just as important as preparing for your journey! Bon Voyage!