Seniors Travel With Circle Membership

Variety of trips planned through 2013 and 2014


Next summer, through AZ Trails Travel and Cosmos Tours, members of the Senior Circle have the opportunity for an extended tours of the West’s national parks, including Mount Rushmore, which is usually not part of these trips.

Next summer, through AZ Trails Travel and Cosmos Tours, members of the Senior Circle have the opportunity for an extended tours of the West’s national parks, including Mount Rushmore, which is usually not part of these trips.

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Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle is a membership program committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and better.

Membership is just $15 a year, which provides a generous selection of valuable discounts on health care goods and services, social activities and events, travel opportunities, exercise and wellness classes, in-hospital privileges and more.

Call (928) 472-9290 for more information.

Recently members enjoyed a luncheon at the Circle facility, 215 N. Beeline Highway, and heard about the many travel opportunities that are coming their way over the next several months.

AZ Trails Travel of Fountain Hills handles most of the Senior Circle’s travel programs and through it, members are connected to other providers for some trips.

For instance, the next trip is a 10-day tour of Ireland, which is through Collette Tours. That trip is Sept. 1-10 and there is still time to sign up. The cost, which does not include airfare, is $2,099 per person, double occupancy (the rate is more for a single and less for a triple).

A trip to the Albuquerque Balloon Festival, through Free Spirit, is planned Oct. 8-11 and costs $775 per person, double occupancy, which includes ground transportation.

AZ Trails Travel is arranging a Presidential Libraries Tour to California Nov. 7-9 for $499 per person, double occupancy. This trip also includes travel by motor coach.

Two different trips are planned in December — a two-day tour of holiday events in Arizona is Dec. 5-7, it includes the light show in Sedona; and there is also a one-day trip to Barleens Arizona Opry on Dec. 7.

The first trip is by Free Spirit and costs $375 per person, double occupancy. The one-day trip is $85 per person and is through AZ Trails Travel.

Trips planned for 2014 include a visit to Palm Springs, Feb. 26-28 for $495 per person, double occupancy through Free Spirit; a tour of Wilcox, Tombstone and Bisbee March 27-30 through AZ Trails Travel for $569 per person, double occupancy; an extended tour of Yellowstone and other national parks in the Western U.S. through Cosmos Tours costing under $2,000 per person, double occupancy; and a trip to San Antonio, Texas for its Christmas celebration in November through Collette Tours and costing $1,199, double occupancy.

Additional day trips may be added later.

For information, call AZ Trails Travel at 1-888-799-4284 or send an e-mail to mary@arizonatrails.com.

Reservations should be made through the Senior Circle.

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