Maids Moreton residents 'travel the world' from the comfort of their care home

Around the World in 12 Weeks initiative includes events, activities and food from each country

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 10:10 am
France was the first stop in Gracewell of Maids Moreton's virtual travel itinerary

Residents at Gracewell of Maids Moreton care home are setting sail on a 12-week journey 'visitin'g new countries each week from the comfort of their care home.

The Around the World in 12 Weeks initiative will see the care home celebrating each country they visit by organising various activities and events - including language lessons, virtual tours of famous landmarks, local music and culinary delights from each country, prepared by the care home’s dining team.

After starting on April 12 in France, Gracewell of Maids Moreton residents will go on to 'visit' countries including Italy, South Africa, Mexico, China and India.

France was the first stop in Gracewell of Maids Moreton's virtual travel itinerary

The travel itinerary has been launched as part of Gracewell Healthcare’s #NewDawnNewDay campaign to reassure people who may be considering moving into a care home about taking this step.

Gracewell Healthcare also hopes that #NewDawnNewDay will inspire people to pursue fulfilling careers in the care sector.

General manager Tanta Stefanescu said: “We believe that every person deserves to live a life of purpose and self-worth, no matter what their age.

"Many of our residents have travelled extensively and we are excited to listen and share those experiences through taste, sound, smell and vision.

"Our team members who are from some of the countries featured are enjoying sharing their own stories from home. It’s a great campaign to be involved with.”