Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Plymstock are inviting people from the local community to set sail and board a ‘virtual’ summer cruise this week.
Globe-trotting residents at Furzehatt Residential and Nursing Home will be feeling the holiday fever as they explore the cultures and flavours of destinations far away, right in the heart of the home.
From France to the Caribbean
Boarding passes in hand, the Furzehatt Road home will be transformed into a number of popular travelling hot-spots throughout the week-long voyage, including France, Italy, New York and the Caribbean.
The home will be ‘postcard-perfect’ with many themed decorations, from floral garlands while docked in the Caribbean to the iconic Eiffel Tower decorations when in France.
Residents will also be turning their hands to a number of themed traditions throughout the week, highlights including pizza making in Italy, exotic fruit tasting while in the Caribbean and exploring classic New York film scenes.
There will also be a Caribbean dance display performed by the Plymouth Dance Group.
Community event to mark the end of the cruise
The home will be throwing open the doors to welcome people from the local community along on Friday 24 August, from 2pm – 4.30pm, as residents end their virtual voyage with an ‘All back to Blighty’ celebration, with special guests Lord Mayor Councillor Sam Davey and Lady Mayoress Bethan Davey.
79-year-old resident Briony Corbey – who is the Lord Mayor Councillor Sam Davey’s mother-in-law and Lady Mayoress Bethan Davey’s grandmother – said: “I am so looking forward to our cruise celebration, mainly because my family are the guests of honour. It will be a great afternoon.”
There will also be live saxophone entertainment and Great British refreshments including afternoon tea with scones, clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and an ice cream van.
The address for those wishing to attend is Furzehatt Residential and Nursing Home, 59 Furzehatt Road, Plymstock, Plymouth PL9 8QX.
Speaking of the adventurous week, the Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Suzie Davies added: “Many of our residents loved to travel in their younger years so they had a great input as to where we decided to go for our virtual summer cruise – and they have chosen some fantastic places. We hope as many people from the local community join us to see our great cruise week for themselves.”
National celebration for Sanctuary Care
All of Sanctuary Care’s homes across the country have been embarking on virtual summer cruise weeks, ‘transporting’ residents to different destinations all over the world.
The home’s event comes as a double celebration for Sanctuary Care, which is marking its 20 year anniversary of delivery care to its residents.