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Transportation for the Elderly

Hi. My name’s Betty. I’m sixty-two years old and live with my husband, Matt. My mother lives on our property, but at age ninety-one still insists on living alone. Mom has a good mind and for her age does well physically. She drove up until four years ago when we all decided it would be best for her to not be behind the wheel. It’s worked out well with her living on our property. Matt or I would take her places. We made sure she had groceries, made it to doctors appointments, and to her social engagements. About six months ago, however, Matt fell ill and our lives changed. I am his full-time caregiver, and Matt can no longer drive. I had to find help for my Mom which was difficult to do. I am going to share what I found and hope it helps you should you ever need transportation.

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How To Organize A Birthday Trip For Your Kids And Their Friends To An Amusement Park

If your kids birthday is coming up and you want to take them and their friends to an amusement park, then you have to make sure you have the day planned out properly. Most people don't live close to a large amusement park, so it is a bit of a trip to get there. So, you want to make sure everything is lined up perfectly as this is going to be a more complicated event then taking them to a local playground or fast food place. To make sure everything goes off smoothly, here are four things to do beforehand.

Choose An Amusement Park With Age Appropriate Rides

There are all sorts of amusement parks, and while most will have rides that are fine for little kids, you don't want to get to the park and find that almost every ride has a height restriction and your kids and their friends won't be able to ride. That's a complete downer and the kids will be upset. So, if you have never been to the park before, make sure to check before hand on the parks website and also call and double check with the customer service.

Tickets In Advance

Another great idea would be to check to see if you could purchase the tickets in advance. That way there will be no issues at the gate if they are either overbooked, or the prices have changed from what you see listed on the website. It is a great way to save time.

Speak With All Of The Parents Before Hand

The most important thing to do is make sure every single parent knows the agenda. You should never rely on the kids to inform the parents. Make sure you speak with them in person or on the phone and email them a copy of the itinerary so that they know where you are going, when you will be there, and how you are getting to and from the park.

Get Professional Van Transportation

If you're taking a group to the amusement park, the easiest way to do this is to hire a professional van transportation service like Fast Transportation Service, LLC to handle the trip. These are great for a few reasons. First, you won't have to worry about directions and dealing with a packed car full of excited kids. The worst thing to have to deal with while driving down the highway is a carload of screaming kids while you're trying to locate the proper exit. It's not just a bother, it can be downright dangerous. 

The second reason a van transposition service is a good idea is that it will allow you to avoid the parking problem. At many of the big amusement parks, parking can be a complete nightmare. You will have to find a spot, then walk a great distance to the entrance. Then when you get back to the car later in the day it might be super hot because the sun has been beating down on it all day. The van will be cool, so you and the kids won't be uncomfortable on the drive home.