While travel may become more difficult as seniors get older, preparation becomes more important to insure a smooth trip to your destination.
Pills and medication
Medicine bottles take up space. Snap a photo of your bottles and labels. Tally up the pills you need and cache them into a Ziploc bag.
Try wearing a pair of compression socks to maintain healthy blood circulation. Use a hotel amenity bottle to store skin moisturizer. These bottles are usually small enough to meet TSA requirements. People 50+ years of age tend to have dryer skin, and cabin air aggravates this problem.
If you happen to hurt your back during your trip, buy a bag of Arborio rice. Microwave the bag of rice and use it as a heating pad. The rice will retain heat for hours. One way to prevent a back injury is to stretch. Perform hamstring, lower back stretches and pelvic tilts before calling it a night.
Food and Water
Fill a bucket with water, add iodine pills and dip your fruits and vegetables in the disinfecting water for about 30 minutes. Also make sure you stay plenty hydrated during your trip.