Bupa takes residents on a ‘virtual cruise’


Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A ‘virtual’ cruise has been launched by Bupa Care Homes after a national survey it commissioned showed that more than a third of the nation’s elderly people have not had a foreign holiday for more than five years.

Offering a fun and entertaining alternative to finding passports and packing suitcases, Bupa’s ‘virtual cruise’ transformed their care homes into cruise ships and takes older people from across the country on a vicarious tour of the Mediterranean.

Bringing to life different destinations through music, games and food, the ‘virtual cruisers’ landed at Cannes, France, where more than 180 Bupa care homes invited older people from their local communities to sample French food, the world-renowned Cannes film festival and local activities such as can-can dancing and boules. The virtual cruise also made landfalls at Mallorca, Rome, Crete and Cairo.

Bupa Care Homes director Dean Cowley said that, with so many older people feeling that going abroad i





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