Mother Russia is the best suited for tourist trips for older people. Pension tours in Russia mean the absence of a language barrier, acceptable prices for accommodation and excursions, taking into account a small pension, a familiar cuisine and Russian open spaces dear to the heart, finally. And it's not difficult to pick up a company for such a trip: among friends there will probably be someone who is not averse to unwinding in his declining years, remembering his combat youth and taking a ride around the beautiful homeland in comfortable transport and accompanied by a sensitive guide. Tours for pensioners in Russia are especially popular outside the summer season - they are not forced to sit with their grandchildren, and there is no need to devote time to your favorite radishes. The Moscow region and the Golden Ring, St. Petersburg and the Volga region, the picturesque Kaliningrad region and the harsh north are just some of the directions of these tours.
Tours in the Moscow region, the cities of the Golden Ring and adjacent to the Moscow regions are the most popular offers for retirement tours. This is quite understandable: short journeys and the opportunity to devote a variety of times to the trip - from one to three or four days, attract a large number of people who wish. Tour operators form groups of retirees, taking into account all the needs of older people: the road should be short, the transport is comfortable, the guide is understanding, and the excursion program is interesting, but not too rich.
In the Moscow region, they most often go on excursions to magnificent estates: Marfino, Arkhangelskoye, Melikhovo, Abramtsevo, Shakhmatovo and many other amazing examples of architecture and garden-landscape art. One way trip - no more than two hours, followed by an interesting excursion, free time, organized lunch in the original tavern or tavern and the way back. Also popular are trips to historical cities, of which there are a dime a dozen in the vicinity of the capital: Sergiev and Pavlovsky Posad, Kolomna, Klin, Zvenigorod and so on.
Longer distances are also within the reach of domestic retirees - and you can verify this by looking at the proposals of tour operators. Among the popular offers are cruises along the Volga - south to Saratov and north to Valaam and Kizhi, bus tours in central Russia, rest and treatment in the south of the country - in the Krasnodar Territory or Crimea, and measured rest in the Kaliningrad region. Trips to Lake Baikal are well-deservedly popular - according to the reviews of those who have visited, its waters have incredible regenerative abilities, it is not for nothing that peoples living on the shores of the lake have long worshiped Baikal as a living creature. Another noteworthy direction is the beautiful Republic of Karelia. Well, for the most active there are offers on tours to the Far East and Kamchatka.
Given the abundance of natural zones in Russia, it is impossible to determine the best time for a trip - when piercing winter winds are raging in St. Petersburg, tulips are blooming in Sochi. In general, most of the offers of beach recreation and treatment fall on the period from April to October, in winter they go on excursions around the Moscow region and the regions of the Central Federal District closest to the capital, and during the navigation period they go on cruises along the Volga.
Pension tours as a separate area of tourism, alas, do not yet belong to the number of popular offers on the tourist services market. It is no secret that Russian pensioners are significantly inferior to their European peers in terms of income, health status, and simply because of the habit of traveling in old age. However, there is still some progress in the field of retirement holidays in our country - specialized tour operators appear, offering tours exclusively for the older generation, interesting, but budgetary routes are being developed, hoteliers' proposals are being studied. And now Russian pensioners go abroad as part of an organized group, trying, if not to outstrip their foreign “colleagues” in liveliness, then at least to feel involved in the cycle of life that has not lost its charm. However, pensioners successfully rest in domestic resorts, and also improve their health in the hospitals of the Balkan countries, as you know, rich in various mineral springs. We will talk about the most popular destinations for retirement tours.
Options for retirement holidays in Russia - a carriage and a small cart. If you live in Moscow, at your service are excursion tours to the cities of the Golden and Silver (there is such a thing!) Rings, and longer trips to St. Petersburg, Murom, Diveevo, Tula, Kaliningrad, Pskov, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod and others. wonderful old cities of the Russian land. The excursions are held at a pace suitable for pensioners - no multi-kilometer marches, everything is sensible and arranged.
Tours in Russia for pensioners are relatively inexpensive, and even a person with an average pension can afford such trips. In addition, there are often special offers for sightseeing tours, and some of the vouchers are distributed free of charge through social security agencies.
Since Soviet times, cruises on the Volga - down from Moscow to Nizhniy or Saratov, or up - to St. Petersburg, Valaam or Kizhi have also enjoyed well-deserved popularity. This is a very measured, quiet form of relaxation, but without prejudice to impressions - the scenery from the ship is simply stunning. And if you are not well, you can stay in the city and stay on the ship.
In terms of recreation and sanatorium treatment, the championship is held by the sanatoriums of the Moscow region (the base of which, by the way, is not inferior to other "promoted" centers of Europe), rest houses and boarding houses in central Russia, as well as quiet rest on sea - in Sochi and the surrounding area, Abkhazia and Crimea. As a rule, retirees choose to stay at the beginning or end of the tourist season to avoid high temperatures, crowds of tourists and the inevitably associated high prices for accommodation.
Although the Soviet Union has ceased to exist, the kinship of peoples is not afraid of any political upheavals - and we continue to travel with thrilling trepidation in our hearts to fraternal Belarus and Ukraine. These remarkable for their beautiful nature, rich history and hospitality of the local people of the country are the best suited for a relaxing holiday and treatment in an almost homely atmosphere. The sanatoriums of Belarus operate on mineral waters, natural mud and herbal medicine, the voucher lasts 12 or 24 days, the travel time to Minsk on a direct Aeroflot flight is only 1 hour and 20 minutes. Prices for accommodation and treatment are extremely reasonable - for 12 days from 15 thousand RUB.
Ukraine is also extremely popular as a destination for retirement tours. People come here not only to be treated in sanatoriums, but also on excursion tours around Kiev, Lviv and other interesting and ancient cities. Due to recent events, tours to Ukraine are still frozen, but I would like to believe that soon the annoying circumstances will become only a memory.
It is worth mentioning other neighboring countries - Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan. Among pensioners, these directions are also very popular, largely due to the fact that it is so pleasant for older people to remember the Soviet past, walk through the places of their youth, and again admire the same landscapes as so many years ago. They come here not only for sightseeing tours, but also for rest and treatment at mineral resorts.
Familiar and beloved by us since the time when traveling abroad was considered a real event, Eastern Europe also "grabs" a good portion of pensioners - for excursion and health tours, beach holidays on the lakes and the Adriatic, as well as treatment on mineral springs. The most popular destinations here are the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Montenegro. The advantages of these countries for the recreation of older people are a mild climate without extreme temperatures throughout the year, a relaxed quiet vacation surrounded by very picturesque nature and quite reasonable prices for accommodation and related services - treatment, excursions, and the like.
An important point - the Balkan cuisine in general is very similar to Russian, which is crucial for those whose body is wary of exotic spices and fatty, spicy foods.
Sales of tours to the Krasnodar Territory have grown exponentially. Having lost hope for an overseas vacation, Russians book trips to domestic resorts both in July and in August.
The state institution of social services "Pyatigorsk complex center of social services for the population" was created on the basis of the Resolution of the head of the city of Pyatigorsk "On the center of social services for the population" dated 21. 1.994, No. 1499 as a municipal institution "Center for social services for the population." On the basis of the order of the head of the city of Pyatigorsk dated 25. 2. 004. No. 218, the municipal institution "Center for Social Services for the Population" was renamed into the municipal institution "Comprehensive Center for Social Services for the Population of Pyatigorsk." On the basis of the Decree of the Government of the Stavropol Territory dated January 23, 2008 No. 17-rp, the municipal institution "Comprehensive Center for Social Services for the Population of Pyatigorsk" was taken into the state ownership of the Stavropol Territory. On the basis of the order of the Ministry of Property Relations of the Stavropol Territory dated 06. 7. 008, No. 68 and the order of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Stavropol Territory dated 07. 2. 008 No. 16, the municipal institution "Complex Center for Social Services of Pyatigorsk" was renamed to the state institution of social services "Pyatigorsk complex center of social services for the population." The Institution is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Social Protection of the Population of the Stavropol Territory, which exercises the functions and powers of the Founder of the Institution. The subject of the institution's activity is social services for elderly citizens and disabled people, citizens, families in difficult life situations, families with children with mental and physical disabilities, families in a socially dangerous situation, as well as orphans left without care. parents. The purpose of the activities of the Institution is to provide citizens with social, social, medical, socio-psychological, socio-pedagogical, socio-economic, socio-legal, advisory, socio-rehabilitation, socio-health and other social services. Director, office No. 1 Abrosimova Lyudmila Nikolaevna Phone: 98-00-43 Reception hours: Thursday from 9.0 - 11. 0 Friday from 9.0 - 11. 0 Deputy Director, office No. 2 Ivanets Oksana Nikolaevna Mazurenko Yulia Viktorovna Phone 98-24-05357500, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk, st. Selskaya, 40 Phone: +7 (8793) 98-00-43, fax +7 (8793) 98-00-43 Website: www. cson. ashuk. uE-mail: kcson_pyatigorsk @ mail. u Department of social services at home The activities of the department are aimed at providing state-guaranteed and additional social services to citizens who have partially lost the ability to self-service and who need outside help in home conditions on a temporary or permanent basis, organizing qualified general care for clients, depending on the degree and nature need, providing moral and psychological support to clients. 1230 people are in constant service. Head of the department, office number 3, 4 Vorfolomeeva Irina Viktorovna 357500, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk, st. Selskaya, 40 Working hours: Monday-Thursday from 8. 0 - 17. 0 Friday from 8. 0 - 16. 0 Break from 12 0 - 12 8 Phone: 98-24-38 Specialized department of social and medical services at home for elderly citizens and disabled people The activity of the department is to provide citizens who have significantly or completely lost the ability to self-service and movement, qualified comprehensive social and medical care. There are 90 clients on permanent service. Head of department Spivakova Inga Maksimovna 357500, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk, st. Selskaya, 40 Working hours: Monday-Thursday from 8. 0 - 17. 0 Friday from 8. 0 - 16. 0 Break from 12. 0 - 12. 8 Phone: 98-24-02 Department of urgent social services Urgent social services are carried out in order to provide emergency assistance of a one-time nature to citizens who find themselves in a difficult life situation: a situation that objectively disrupts the life of a citizen (disability, inability to self-service due to old age, illness, orphanhood, neglect, poverty, unemployment, lack of a fixed place of residence, conflicts and abuse in family, loneliness, etc.), which he cannot overcome on his own. Head of the department, office No. 9 Milana Grigorievna Harutyunyants 357500, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk, st. Selskaya, 40 Working hours: Monday-Thursday from 8. 0 - 17. 0 Friday from 8. 0 - 16. 0 Break from 12 0 - 12 8 Phone: 98-24-03 elderly citizens and disabled people is intended for social, cultural, medical, psychological services for elderly citizens and disabled people who have retained the ability to self-service and active movement, as well as education, physical recovery. Head of the department, office No. 15 Abramyan Liana Anatolyevna 357500, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk, st. Selskaya, 40 Working hours: Monday-Thursday from 8.0 to 17.0 Friday from 8.0 to 16. 0Break from 12. 0 - 12. 8 Phone: 98-24-02 Social and Rehabilitation Department for military personnel, victims of hot spots, young disabled people The department is designed to provide various types of social rehabilitation services aimed at reactivating clients (reorientation from passive active lifestyle), resocialization (renewal of social ties), integration and reintegration, the implementation of possible adaptation to living conditions. Head of department, office No. 6 Fatkin Maxim Anatolyevich 357500, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk, st. Selskaya, 40 Working hours: Monday-Thursday from 8. 0 - 17. 0 Friday from 8. 0 - 16. 0 Break from 12 0 - 12 8 Phone: 98-24-03 Department of prevention of neglect of minors The department is intended for preventive work with families with minors, the provision of comprehensive rehabilitation measures for children and adolescents in difficult life situations: socio-pedagogical, socio-psychological, social, social, social and leisure, assistance in the provision of socio-economic services. Head of department Safonova Stella Vladimirovna, MKOU Secondary School No. 14357500, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk, st. Rosa Luxemburg, 68A Working hours: Monday-Thursday from 8. 0 - 17. 0 Friday from 8. 0 - 16. 0 Break from 12. 0 - 12. 8 Phone: 98-24-02 GBUSO "Pyatigorsk KTSSON" accepts documents to receive free vouchers for children (working citizens registered in the city of Pyatigorsk) in need of spa treatment, to sanatoriums located on the territory of the KMV. On the issue of paperwork, contact: 357500, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk, st. Selskaya, 40 Working hours: Monday-Thursday from 8.0 to 17.0 Friday from 8.0 to 16. 0 Break from 12.0 - 12.8 Phone: 98-24-37, +7 (903) 443-36-73 Utkina Lyudmila Viktorovna, office number 12