Residents and team members at Gracewell of Sway 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 Sway will come together to celebrate and immerse the care home within each country's culture.
Starting on 12th April in France, Gracewell of Sway 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, Rachel Bedford, the General Manager of Gracewell of Sway said:
"We believe that every person deserves to live a life of purpose and self-worth, no matter what their age. This campaign is very exciting and our first week in France has been amazing so far. We all got to a taste of traditional French living. We enjoyed an outdoor game of Petanque, with pastis in our glorious grounds. We also indulged in a classic French onion soup, which was the start of a delicious French three course lunch. Our chef 'Phillippe' delivered a delicious cheese and wine tasting experience with the sounds of Paris playing in the background (performed for us by residents Denis), and we also visited a Parisian café one morning where we got creative with some decoupage."
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