Good Practices in Silver Tourism: Focus on Greece
26 November 2021
Care Tourism Rhodes, Greece
The South Aegean Region, the Rhodes Hospital and the Rhodes School of Assistant Nurses collaborated in the implementation of the health tourism program for silver people with medical problems (Alzheimer's, dementia, mobility problems). This new form of tourism aimed at facilitating seniors with health problems, but also their relatives, to take vacations and at the same time have the medical care they need. Greece, and especially Rhodes, have an appropriate climate most of the time, which works beneficially for the health of tourists/residents, such as people with respiratory problems. It should be noted that in 2016 there was an increase in arrivals of the elderly with medical problems in Rhodes and specific actions have been done to attract senior tourists from Sweden and northern Europe in general, such as participation in the international tourism exhibition "Senior 2016" in Stockholm.