55 plus Travelers: Arriving and Thriving Audio Conference. Sessions and Resources.

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You can listen to the sessions directly on this page or via your preferred podcasting platform. There are also four bonus resources to help you, too!

Conference Audio Sessions

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Welcome to the 55 plus Travelers: Arriving and Thriving Audio Conference.

Join Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder Christel Seeberger, and guest hosts Sophie Yang and Christopher Basmadjian, occupational therapy students, in this exclusive podcast series for tourism, arts and culture.

2 minutes.

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Tours and the Tourism Industry: Danielle Timmons, and Carol Alderdice.

Listen to Danielle Timmons, Aquila Center for Cruise Excellence, and Carol Alderdice,  Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick, as they give their expert perspectives on delivering exceptional customer experience to travelers 55+.

64 minutes.

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Music and Concerts: Sarah Nematallah.

Hear Sarah Nematallah share how Xenia Concerts offers high quality music and arts performances in an environment that welcomes everyone.  Sarah walks you through the steps that make the sensory experience a match for the audience.

42 minutes

Changes in vision: Shelley Ann Morris.

Learn from the lived experience of Shelley Ann Morris, a traveler with low vision.  As the receptionist/administrator for the Canadian Council of the Blind and the host of the radio show, Welcome to My World, Shelley Ann has person-first advice to create exceptional experiences that include more people.

46 minutes.

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Theatres and Performances: Laura Caswell.

Discover the joy in making a theatre location and its performances accessible and inviting to audiences of all ages from Laura Caswell, Neptune Theatre.  Get tips and ideas that apply to any event or location.

25 minutes.

Changes in hearing: Lynn Leblanc.

Absorb the extensive expertise of Lynn Leblanc, Executive Director, New Brunswick Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., as Lynn teaches about the challenges of hearing loss along with the  simple solutions that make communication easier for mature travelers.

56 minutes.

Elaine Shannon

Experienced traveler insights: Elaine Shannon.

Be inspired by the travel insights from Elaine Shannon as she shares how she spent her first paycheck on a cross-country trip and has been traveling for over 3 decades since, culminating in her launch of curated experiences for mature travelers at Fundy Vortex Tours.

35 minutes.

Matching tours and travelers: John Simon and Mona Crowley.

Enjoy the conversation with John Simon, Kefi Travel and traveler Mona Crowley who join us for a conversation about delivering travel and tours that are attractive to experienced travelers.  This bonus session also has a special host, broadcaster Trish Hamilton.

40 minutes.

Covers of 4 downloadable resources as pds, organized in a grid.

Access bonus resources!

Sensory Friendly Tourism Checklist: simple things you can do to help your event or location become sensory-friendly and make more people comfortable. Access as a PDF and as HTML.

Restaurant Guide for Seniors: how a few easy changes restaurants can make are key to ensuring seniors enjoy dining and become regulars. Access as a PDF and as HTML.

Visual Communication Strategies: a co-constructed guide with audio conference guest Shelley Ann Morris that helps travel, tourism, arts and culture communicate with guests and visitors. Access as a PDF and HTML.

Tips for travelers with changes in their vision.  Another co-constructed guide, with the wisdom of audio conference guest Shelley Ann Morris, as a traveler with low vision. Access as a PDF and HTML.

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