Horley care home to 'travel the world' in 12 weeks as part of campaign
Residents and team members at Gracewell of Horley Park 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 Horley Park will come together to celebrate and immerse the care home within each country’s culture.
Starting on Monday, April 12 in France, Gracewell of Horley Park 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.
Alina-Simona Varga Pali, the General Manager of Gracewell of Horley Park said: “We believe that every person deserves to live a life of purpose and self-worth, no matter what their age.
"So, although our lovely residents are offered opportunities and encouraged every day to participate in meaningful activities that are person-centred and that promote their health and well-being, our dedicated team is always looking for new and interesting activities to engage residents.
"The idea of our residents embarking on a cruise to ‘‘travel the world’ in 12 weeks has generated a great deal of interest and excitement across the home.
"This is set to be an exciting three months for everyone involved, and we can't wait to see all the team members and residents dressed up, coming together for some wonderful cultural celebrations, activities and events.”