Residents and team members at Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield care home are setting sail on a 12-week journey visiting 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. These are set to include language lessons, virtual tours of famous landmarks, enjoying local music, and experiencing each country’s culinary delights as prepared by the care home’s dining team. Every week will also culminate in a ‘Celebration Day’ where Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield will come together to celebrate and immerse the care home within each country’s culture.
Starting on 12th April in France, Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield will go on to visit countries such as Italy, South Africa, Mexico, China and India.
The extensive travel itinerary has been launched as part of Gracewell Healthcare’s #NewDawnNewDay campaign to encourage those who may be considering moving into a care home to take the step with a sense of reassurance in this new chapter of their lives.
The campaign, which comes as the country gradually emerges into a new dawn after COVID-19, also aims to reveal the meaningful lives led by care home residents and encapsulate their dreams and ambitions for the months ahead. Gracewell Healthcare also hopes that #NewDawnNewDay will inspire people to join the care sector to pursue rewarding and fulfilling careers.
Speaking of the campaign, Sarah Diamond, the General Manager of Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield said:
“We believe that every person deserves to live a life of purpose and self-worth, no matter what their age and we are so excited about our trip around the world. We have lots of interesting and fun things planned for the residents and the team. It has stimulated conversation and memories about overseas holidays. A little taster for the coming weeks…language lessons, traditional games, food and snacks, baking of national desserts by the residents and lots more. We’ve got our bags packed, passports at the ready….we are ready for the off.”
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