‘Bon Voyage’ as Muriel, 84 cruises the world from the comfort of Kiwi House
From the Caribbean to European hotspots, the world is Muriel’s oyster once again as she and fellow residents at a local care home are being whisked around the world on a series of country-themed activity days.
“I’ve been on many cruises in my time, my favourite being when I visited Venice. These ‘day trips’ have been lovely and bring back many happy memories from traveling with my family,” said Muriel Topps aged 84.
Joyce Douglas aged 85 added: “It was the Caribbean last month which has been my favourite so far as means I could share my culture with everyone. We had traditional Caribbean drums for entertainment which were very loud but everyone seemed to enjoy. The rum punch was definitely well received too!”
“I didn’t think I’d still be learning about new countries,” said Monica Baxter, aged 81 . “This is a really great idea and brings everyone together to learn different things about different counties which I didn’t think I’ve ever get to do now.”
Kiwi House Manager, Dave Godrich explains more about the World Tour scheme: “Sometimes you have to get creative and that’s exactly what we’ve done with our resident world cruise days, an idea I came up whilst cruising myself this summer. Travel has been a big part of many of our residents lives with some never venturing too far away from home. So I wanted to provide residents with the opportunity to get a flavour of new countries. Sampling everything from authentic food, cultural activities and story-telling, the world is their oyster once again. So far we’ve visited Italy and the Caribbean with future trips including America for Halloween next month, India for Diwali, Lapland for Christmas and an Icey blast with Iceland in January.”