"Not all those who wander are lost", said J.R.R. Tolkien,
and that is exactly what our approach to elderly people travelling should be. Exploring the world is one of the joys in life and attaining a certain age should not lessen the excitement in any way. First and foremost, if your elderly parents feel that they are enthused about going somewhere, even if it is the local park, do not dampen their spirits because you want to be extra careful. Instead, consider the options and help them either by assistance or accompaniment.