Residents and team members at Sunrise of Esher 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 Sunrise of Esher will come together to celebrate and immerse the care home within each country’s culture.
Starting on 12th April in France, Sunrise of Esher will go on to visit countries such as Italy, South Africa, Mexico, China and India, before returning back to the UK on 28th June.
The extensive travel itinerary has been launched as part of Sunrise Senior Living UK’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. Sunrise Senior Living UK also hopes that #NewDawnNewDay will inspire people to join the care sector to pursue rewarding and fulfilling careers.
Speaking of the campaign, Gabriela Smith, the General Manager of Sunrise of Esher, said:
“It’s been an extremely hard year for residents, family members and also team members. However, despite this, we have grown as a community and a team. We became the extended family to our residents and their relatives, and we all became stronger together.
“We believe that every person deserves to live a life of purpose and self-worth, no matter what their age. This campaign and this round the World trip in 12 weeks is the first step to celebrating everything we have achieved and overcome in the last 12 months and a way for us to all look forward with hope and a lot of fun.”
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