Residents at Millway House in Andover have been ‘travelling’ across Europe from the comfort of their living room this month in a week-long virtual river cruise.
Organised by staff at the nurse-led care home, the special week saw residents experience the delights of Germany, Spain, Italy, and the UK, as if they were hopping on and off a cruise ship.
Games were played, pizzas were made, there was singing with Rachorroti, and even a Spanish quiz, and residents all had the chance to enjoy the ‘local’ cuisine. Finishing their ‘travels’ back in the UK, the week ended with a game of bingo along with a national anthem to remember the late Majesty the Queen, a year on from her death.
Claire Lousteau, Home Manager at Millway House, said the virtual cruise was a wonderful way to give residents an opportunity to see a bit of the world without having to leave the comfort of their home.
She said: “Many of our residents have done a lot of travelling in their lifetimes and will be missing being able to see different places. It’s been brilliant to be able to give them a bit of that experience this week.
“It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves and sampling what different countries have to offer, and thanks go to our amazing activities team for organising it.”
Millway House is part of AgeCare and Operations Manager and Head Nurse Sara Gallagher is pleased to hear that residents are enjoying themselves.
She said: “At Millway House, we are a nurse-led care home, so our approach focuses on providing a home from home for our residents while we meet their healthcare needs. It’s always great hearing about and seeing the wonderful things they are doing.”