Owned and operated with sincere passion to help people enjoy their lives!
Creating travel opportunities with RN Support and caregiver respite! Certified Special Needs Travel Agency • Alzheimer's State Champion
As a nurse, safety is my #1 priority for all travelers. I am passionate about creating travel experiences, but first and foremost, I am a nurse, and I am 100% staying on top of the current situation to ensure that future cruises are safe for all guests. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding precautions our cruise line partners are taking, booking refundable cruises and airfare, or anything else you can think of!
Enjoy the sun and sand in the Eastern Caribbean! Brain Health on the High Seas with Dr. Nussbaum!
October 18-25, 2020 round trip from Fort Lauderdale on Holland America's MS Eurodam
This special cruise event is perfect for caregivers and their loved ones that live with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Dementia, MS and any other neurological diagnosis.
Caregiver Retreat Events will be a focal part of this programming! Enjoy Yoga, Music Therapy, Daily Adult Caregiver Sessions and time to rejuvinate at the Spa!
Improve your mind, body and spirit while enjoying life together!
Holland America’s MS Eurodam
From casual to fine dining, there are several excellent dining options to enjoy with dishes prepared fresh by talented chefs. Our group will dine together nightly.
Evenings offer a variety of live music and entertainment! Choose from Memphis blues at BB King's Blues Club, live chamber music from Lincoln Center Stage, 4 decades of classic rock in the Rolling Stone Rock Room, Step One Dance Academy performances, and more!
Enjoy a BBC Earth Experience, being taken closer to the ocean and natural world through groundbreaking concerts and films.
The Greenhouse Spa and Salon features premium ingredients and time-honored treatments for the ultimate pampering session.
Your stateroom features high-quality massage showerheads and Holland America’s signature Mariner’s Dream bed with euro-top mattresses
Mobility equipment is rentable: scooters, power wheelchairs, transport chairs, walkers, and more.
Get ready for a healthy mind and body with programming to include topics on brain health along with yoga and meditation!
Dr. Paul Nussbaum will provide interactive keynotes regarding brain health/activity such as:
Basic of Brain and Behavior
Brain Health Across the Lifespan: Implications for the Professional and Client
Rewards System of the Brain, Anxiety, and Building LIfe Balance
Basics of Dementia and AD: Implications for Caregiver and Families
Respecting Needs of the Caregiver
Kimberly Nussbaum will be focusing on the mind/body relationship with the following:
Daily AM Yoga/Meditation Class to include Gentle and Chair Yoga as needed
Leading a program for the caregivers during Adult Day Care to include a variety of options that will promote brain health: Meditation, Basics of American Sign Language and Beginning Ballet
Elite strives to make your experience enjoyable, safe and stress free!
RNs available 24/7, and geriatric care professionals will lead a dedicated cruise support team from Elite Cruises And Vacations LLC. Staff ratio: 1 professional to 4 travelers
Senior-Friendly activities and social events specifically geared to our group
Daily music therapy and movement activities
Respite sessions for caregivers – daily adult daycare sessions – are included
Interactive conference topics
Daily agenda of activities to be incorporated with the daily activity schedule of Holland America Cruise Line
“Private Group Welcome” and “Meet and Greet the staff” party
Group dinner seating available every evening
Optional group shore excursions in each port escorted by a staff member (shore excursions are at an additional cost)
Pre-cruise group hotel with Cruise Support Team staff to meet and greet you upon arrival and manage transportation to the cruise departure port (hotel at additional cost)
Accessible accommodations and mobility assistance. (ALL cruise cabins can be retro-fitted with elevated toilet seats, shower chairs, and detachable showerheads)
Custom airport pick-up with every family and accompanied escort to the hotel
Custom group transportation to the cruise port
We are always happy to answer all questions (219) 608-2002.
1. Cruise Director: Kathy Shoaf RN BSN ATP, Travel Professional
Owner and CEO of Elite Cruises And Vacations LLC, Owned and operated with Sincere Passion to help people Enjoy their Lives!
Certified Special Needs Travel Agency "Elite Senior Accompanied Cruises”
Kathy is a Travel Expert with 20+years of clinical and management experience in Geriatric, Neurology, Rehabilitation and senior housing as an RN and Adaptive Technology Professional. She realized after years of counseling with the families of our seniors that the QUEST to enjoy life "Should Never Have to Stop". Her ability to overcome Fear and Anxiety about travel... Makes travel possible and "Bucket-List Dreams come true.
Kathy is uniquely qualified to understand travel challenges and create rational solutions. Her passion is to deliver Senior Group Cruise Events, in an environment where support and friendships increase confidence, even when accessibility challenges and clinical issues exist.
All seniors, and those afflicted with limiting diagnosis, deserve to ENJOY EVERY DAY THAT GOD GIVES US!
Her Senior Accompanied Travel programs include RN support, Integrative group conference events, Educational and supportive presentations, Respite sessions for the caregivers, Topical “Enjoy Life” activities, Supported pre-cruise group hotel and Accessible/ mobility accommodations.
Let’s experience Life together without Limits EliteCruisesAndVacationsTravel.com 888-826-6836
2. Travel and Accessibility Expert: Lesli Jenkins Wang
President & CEO at Free2Go Mobility Products, Inc. Lesli Wang is fiercely committed to developing products that enhance the lifestyle of the aging and mobility impaired, enabling them to retain their independence and - most importantly - their dignity.
Her product, the Free2Go Rollator, makes it possible for those with reduced mobility to safely, confidently, and discreetly use a toilet in ANY restroom - at home, the homes of others, in public restrooms. The 3-in-1 benefits of a walking aid, raised toilet seat, and toilet safety frame make it the ideal travel companion. She created the Free2Go Rollator to meet her mother's needs and recognized the product could serve people around the world.
Please visit their website. You can view this transformative product, a video with Lesli's inspiration (aka "Mom"), and how this product is changing her life - and will for many like her.
3. Barbara Roberts - RN
Barbara is the owner and CEO of Barbara Roberts Consulting, LLC. She has worked as a Registered Nurse in Eldercare Services for over 30 years and currently works near Kennebunk, Maine in Eldercare Services as a Nurse Consultant. She specializes in Education, Regulatory Compliance and Recertification Medication Competency. Barbara is enrolled at York County Community College with a goal of obtaining a Gerontology degree. She is a former Director of Residential Care facility specializing in Dementia Care, as well as a CRMA and CNA Instructor. Barbara is a Four Star Mariner on Holland America Cruise Line and is compassionate about helping families with loved ones with cognitive impairments.
Accessible accommodations and mobility assistance.