It is hard to believe, but the holiday season is rapidly approaching. This year will be different from last year in many ways. Families across western North Carolina put a hold on their typical Christmas and Thanksgiving Day traditions. 

Many opted instead for small gatherings with those who live within their households. They made difficult decisions in the interest of safety and in the hope that they were just postponing those gatherings for a year.

The long year is finally almost over. Although we may not be entirely out of the woods, it appears travel is more possible than it was twelve months ago. Some families will be making up for lost time, jet-setting all over the world for the holidays.

If you are a senior or use a wheelchair, travel for you is a little more challenging. This is before throwing in the bustle of the holidays, and trying to avoid getting sick along the way. 

In this article, we are helping seniors and the disabled prepare for holiday travel. 

It has been a long, hot summer in western North Carolina. While we get somewhat of a break from the worst of the heat and humidity here in the mountains, it still gets toasty enough to want to stay inside our air-conditioned homes. However, we are excited to say that the worst of it is over, and Fall is on the way. Autumn is one of the most magical times of the year in the Asheville area. The changing leaves out of a magnificent display of colors, while the temperatures are perfect for spending as much time as possible outdoors. For seniors and people who are wheelchair-bound, there are plenty of fun fall activities to enjoy. Here are a few of our favorites.

Many senior citizens struggle with mobility as they continue to age and become more reliant on wheelchairs. In fact, elders tend to lose their mobility as they age due to things like strokes, arthritis, and injuries from falls. 

Homes that aren’t wheelchair-friendly can cause seniors to potentially disconnect themselves from society due to limited mobility, and it is extremely difficult to navigate their homes. 

Read below to find out how to make your senior citizen’s life easier, healthier, and even more active. 

It’s difficult to predict what potential obstacles may occur when traveling with your wheelchair, so planning ahead and being prepared are essential when adventuring in the summer is always a good idea. Asheville, North Carolina, has so much to offer-- from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains to the downtown restaurants and shops-- but sometimes our mountains can be challenging for those with mobility and wheelchair concerns. 

There are many things to plan out when traveling. Places to stay and eat, sites to explore, and reserving the transportation to make it all happen. All of these take more consideration when planning for accessibility, but never impossible. 

Here are a few tips to help you get around our area with your wheelchair.

Wheelchairs are one of the most useful medical equipment of all time. They make movement possible for the disabled, aid in the healing process for certain diseases and injuries, and the elderly. What they don’t make easier, however, is transportation. Due to the size and the shapes of a wheelchair, as well as the condition of the user, it’s difficult for users to get from point A to point B. Luckily, there are non-emergency transportation providers in Asheville that offer fast and hassle-free wheelchair car transportation services. 

In this article, we’ll give you a few tips that make transportation for a wheelchair-bound patient much less problematic, and also point you in the direction of a reputable transportation service that provides top-notch wheelchair transportation options. 

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