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Lorena Smalley

Active Aging Series: Solo Travel For Women

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Harry Farmer Room, Westend Seniors Activity Centre

Step into the world of solo travel with our Active Aging Series: Solo Travel For Women event! This engaging session brings together a diverse lineup of experts to guide you through every aspect of solo travel. Join us as we kick off the event with Terra Losa Pharmacy, offering invaluable advice on traveling with medications and ensuring your health while on the go. Then, dive into the world of group travel with Alison Phillips from NetworkTravel.ca, who will share insights into the unique experience of solo travel within a group setting.

Explore the wonders of cruising solo with Urlika Chapman, Cruise & Vacation Consultant with Expedia Cruises West Edmonton. Discover the ease and accessibility of cruising while unpacking once and enjoying stunning destinations without the stress of multiple transfers. Finally, with Nagel Travels providing expert guidance and opportunities for future travel plans, you are set to embark on your solo travel journey with confidence and knowledge.

8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
– Greetings & Find Your Spot For The Morning!

Sign in and grab a loot bag before you meet the speakers, grab a beverage & snack, and get seated.

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Travelling With Medications and Travel Immunization
– Presented by Terra Losa Pharmacy

Whether you are planning for a weekend getaway or a grand adventure, this session is packed with advice on safe travelling with medications and to help you make informed decisions about travel immunization and other travel-healthy tips.

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
– Q&A session & short break so attendees can talk to presenters

9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Travelling Solo or Alone…What’s the real difference?
Presented by Alison Phillips, NetworkTravel.ca

Solo travel in a group is like going on a trip with other people, like friends or a tour group, but you still get to do your own thing sometimes. It’s a mix of group activities where everyone hangs out together or you can do stuff on your own when you feel like it. So, you have company when you want it, but you’re free to explore or relax by yourself too. ​Alison will cover the companies that provide this service, popular locations and options for group travel with your friends And be prepared to give us your feedback. We want to hear if WSAC members want to do a trip together!

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
– Q&A session & short break so attendees can talk to presenters

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Cruising Solo
Presented by Urlika Chapman, Cruise & Vacation Consultant with Expedia Cruises West Edmonton

Cruising at sea can be very safe, accessible, and without the big hassle of traveling to the destination. Consider cruising the Pacific or Atlantic coast with like-minded travelers. Unpack once and explore beautiful North America from your floating resort at sea! Come learn about destinations such as Alaska, the Pacific Coastal, the Mexican Riviera, and Canada/New England, the different cruise lines, solo travel and how you can also travel as a group on a cruise.

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
– Q&A session & short break so attendees can talk to presenters

11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Bus Tours WIthin Canada
Presented by Nagel Tours

Learn about bus tours within Canada. We will also hear about an amazing bus tour of Haida Gwaii, BC, including costs, the culture, accommodations including sharing, traveling for those who have mobility issues, and travel insurance within Canada.

HOW TO REGISTER

To help with our planning, please pre-register for this event

 

  • In Person – Please visit our front desk
  • By Telephone – 780 483 1209
  • By Email – charis@weseniors.ca
  • Register online at MyActiveCentre HERE

$2 .00 includes Coffee and Treats!

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