Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Bridgwater have been virtually travelling the world as they taste a sea of new experiences.
Clocking up virtual miles, residents and the team at The Rosary Nursing Home in Mayfield Drive transformed their home, which provides nursing and dementia care, into a ship of dreams as they sail to a string of popular tourist spots – France, Greece, Spain and Italy.
Plate smashing in Greece to pizza making in Italy
The week-long cruise was jam-packed with culture, cuisine and leisure as residents enjoyed festivities from around the Med including plate smashing fun in Greece, pizza making in Italy and a game of boules in France.
Richard Cummins, 78-year-old-resident, said: “I really enjoyed our cruise, especially the Greek plate smashing.”
Residents also enjoyed sampling traditional cuisine from the countries they have been virtually jet-setting to, such as Spanish paella and chorizo and Italian pizza.
Bringing back holiday memories
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Andree Chandler said: “Some of our residents are very well travelled so we wanted to bring a Mediterranean cruise to their doorstop to help bring back the lovely memories of times spent with their families and friends – it will definitely be a cruise to remember.”
Alloray Crookston, 84, commented: “All the activities were fun and they reminded me of when I used to enjoy cruises when I was younger.”
The team have also dressed in themed attire for the special days, with front of house dressing as cruise staff as the home pretended to set sail.