As the members of the Baby Boomer generation have begun to reach retirement age, they have completely turned the traditional idea of the “sunset years” on its ear. The senior citizen of today is nowhere near ready to slow down, and has more opportunities than ever before to continue enjoying life to the full.
If you’re a senior citizen who’s been exploring life’s possibilities, you’ve undoubtedly thought about traveling. Finding vacation packages geared for seniors is easier than you can imagine, whether they be guided tours, travels with a church or other social group, or simply flying solo. But one sometimes overlooked senior travel possibility is the cruise ship vacation.
The cruise vacation industry has grown exponentially over the past ten years, and most cruise lines operate several different ships in a variety of classes. They have made their ships to accommodate, and fill their cruises with so many activities that you’re sure to find the one which is perfect for you.
Here’s a list of just some typical daily activities aboard one of the leading cruise lines:
– Low-impact aerobics
– Sunrise stretch class
– Napkin folding
– Shopping and island information talks
– Party Bridge
– Golf putting tournament
– Art auction
– Cash prize Bingo
– Island music poolside
– Slots tournament
– Perfume seminar
– Jewelry and Cash Bingo
– Blackjack tournament
– Piano music
– Cocktail music
– Piano bar entertainment
– Dance music
– 50s and 60s Trivia
This list, however, doesn’t include anything about the shipboard stage entertainment, the offshore excursions, or dining. Nor does sit mention the ship’s library, pool tables, onboard shops, and private deck areas along the ship’s stern where you can simply stretch out on a lounge chair and watch the clouds and ocean drift by.
Most cruises will offer lectures and seminars on everything from the culture of your next port-of-call to the wines being offered with the evenings’ entrees. If you love the food, you may be lucky enough to sit in on a cooking lesson with the ship’s chef (or even a visiting celebrity chef!) One cruise line will even let you earn SCUBA certification before you reach the next great coral reef.
The stage show offered of today’s cruise ships are every bit the equal of what you can expect to see in Las Vegas, complete with pyrotechnics, laser lighting, and huge casts of dancers and singers. Royal Caribbean has three ships with ice skating rinks, and even if you think your skating days are behind you, you can still enjoy their version of the Ice Capades! Vaudeville is alive and well on cruise ships, when you’re in the mood for sheer silliness.
Most cruise ships have cocktail mixers at which you can mingle with your shipmates, and most of them also have dance floors where you can strut your stuff. The casinos and Bingo parlors are great for fun on the days you’re at sea, but the ports-of-call you’ll visit are really the highlights of your cruise. Pulling into a tropical bay with balmy breezes and 75° temperatures when the folks back home are bundled up against the snow, and strolling along a deserted beach or playing a round of golf on one of the world’s elite courses are just some of the unforgettable experiences you’ll enjoy on your cruise.
You’ll never have a safer vacation environment than that of a cruise ship. Regardless of whether you’ll be traveling solo or with family or friends, you can relax completely and let yourself be pampered just as you’ve always dreamed. The only thing you won’t like about your senior cruise ship vacation is that you waited so long to take it!
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YESTERDAY… Southwest Medical Associates (SMA) traces its beginnings back to 1972, when Anthony M. Marlon, MD first established a private medical practice in Las Vegas. His goal? To provide compassionate and innovative health care services. Because of his vision, his small practice quickly grew. Today, we’re one of Nevada’s largest multispecialty medical groups. And, although we’ve grown, we haven’t lost sight of our original commitment – to provide our patients with comprehensive, affordable medical care.
AND TODAY We’re dedicated to providing you with the best health care possible. Our advanced technological capabilities and state-of-the-art equipment, combined with our passion for people, makes us the right choice for you and your family. With decades of experience and over 13 specialties and programs, SMA is the trusted name in health care in the Las Vegas Valley.
SERVICE. KNOWLEDGE. COMMITMENT. We have a long history of community service and philanthropy. Whether it’s in collaboration with the Boy Scouts of America, the College of Southern Nevada Foundation, the Human Rights Campaign, the March of Dimes and the United Way, or through our employees, we’re helping individuals, families and communities live healthier lives.
By giving our time, talents and financial resources, we hope to advance health, education and well-being.
Our Volunteer Program offers the opportunity to learn about the medical field or give back to the community while helping someone in need.
University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Nursing Grant will be used to fund two graduate fellowships in the Master of Nursing (MSN) program and two graduate fellowships in the Doctor of Nursing (Ph.D.) program.
Henderson Senior Living – Pacifica Green Valley
Pacifica Senior Living understands that at any age, maintaining a sense of freedom and independence is very important. At our Henderson senior living community you will enjoy a lifestyle of choice. Our Heartland Assisted Living staff is trained to provide the services you may need in a supportive environment. Our goals are to promote an active and self-reliant lifestyle; to recognize when assistance is necessary; to provide caring attention; and to continue to educate our community.
Pacifica Senior Living Green Valley provides the most innovative healthcare solutions for senior living in Henderson, NV to our residents and their families. By embracing the latest research available, we have developed the best care solutions available for assisted living and memory care for seniors in Henderson.
Services and Amenities
Pacifica Senior Living Green Valley is a gracious single story full-service retirement community nestled among beautifully manicured grounds, gardens, and walking paths.
We encourage our residents to allow us (the staff) to assist them in any way we can. We believe it is our residents’ turn to relax and enjoy retirement living at its fullest. Our mission is to help them feel at home each and every day.
In addition to the apartment home maintenance, we offer generous amenities and services.
Pacifica Senior Living Amenities Include:
- A charming, gated community with a single story, cottage-style design – no long corridors, stairs or elevators.
- 24-hour on-site professional staffing
- Family-style dining – three times a day
- Weekly housekeeping, linens and personal laundry
- All utilities (phone at an additional fee)
- Cable television
- Scheduled transportation
- Social, educational, spiritual, and recreational programs
- Full service beauty salon (additional fee)
- Access to comfortable indoor and outdoor leisure areas
- Manicured and maintained landscaped grounds with water fountain
- Expansive rose garden and walking paths
- Vibrant activities program-rose hall community center
- On-site apartment home maintenance
- Pets welcome! (additional fee)
Our separate, secured memory care community offers:
- Personalized memory care in a secure, comfortable setting
- 24 hour safety supervision and assistance
- Daily programs to enhance resident engagement
- Secure exterior courtyards specifically designed for resident outdoor experiences
Cottages of Green Valley
2620 Robindale Road
West of Pecos
Find Exceptional Senior and Assisted Living in Las Vegas, NV, at Atria Seville
At Atria Seville, residents find a welcoming assisted living community nestled in a serene residential neighborhood. Take a relaxing walk in one of two landscaped courtyards or practice computer skills in the on-site business center. Atria Seville offers spectacular views of Nevada’s Spring Mountains and the Las Vegas skyline.
Atria Seville provides a uniquely sophisticated assisted living experience, complete with a variety of senior housing options, extraordinary senior care, delicious restaurant-style dining, and a dedicated 24-hour care staff. With quality service as our number one priority, Atria Seville provides an independent living environment far superior to other retirement living communities in Nevada.
- A full-time events director
- An emergency call system in every apartment
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Delicious meals served restaurant-style daily
- Housekeeping and linen services
- Retreat/temporary stays
Atria offers a respite (retreat) program for seniors who need assisted living services on a short-term basis. Atria Retreat permits seniors to test the waters of senior living. By allowing guests to stay for a short time in an Atria community, potential residents can decide if senior living is right for them. The retreat program is also an alternative to high-cost inpatient rehabilitation following an illness or surgery. Should a patient be ready to leave the hospital but not ready to go home, Atria offers the comforts of home and 24-hour assistance until they get back on their feet. All of our Retreat guests enjoy the same great amenities as our full-time residents, including delicious meals served daily, a full calendar of social activities, scheduled transportation service and more.
- Trained staff available 24 hours a day
- Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
Our community provides computers with Internet access specifically for resident use. Staying in touch with family and friends and staying connected to the world is important to our residents, and we want to make it easy to shop online, research, play games and more.