Armchair travel takes off

Published: 15 Aug 2023

Experiencing a new country and its cuisine through armchair travel is becoming one of the most popular recreational activities in NVC Group’s aged care homes.

Today residents at Cedar Place in Kempsey enjoyed a travel experience, from the comfort of their own armchair to India to commemorate Indian Independence Day.

Cedar Place Service Manager Joane Leicht said armchair travel is a multi-sensory activity that is growing in popularity with residents.

“Armchair travel is fabulous as it allows seniors to explore the world from the comfort of their own home,” she said.

“At Cedar Place, residents have so far visited Italy, and today India to commemorate Indian Independence Day.

“Armchair travel ignites a person’s five senses, which is why I’m such a fan of it. It is visually stimulating, mentally engaging and it comes with tasting exciting foods.

“It also tends to be a great social interaction tool, as all the residents share their past travel tales with one another.”

Residents at Riverside Gardens aged care home in Nambucca Heads and Autumn Lodge in Macksville have also enjoyed armchair travel sessions. Destinations have included Canada, with the accompaniment of cheese fries with gravy and waffles with maple syrup, and the Philippines with delicious curry and spring rolls.



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