Setting sail on a virtual cruise

Sandholme Fold, Hipperholme, virtual cruise and the first stop is France.
Sandholme Fold, Hipperholme, virtual cruise and the first stop is France.

Residents from a care home in Hipperholme set sail on a virtual cruise which saw them visit France.

Older people at Anchor’s Sandholme Fold, in Sandholme Cresent, are visiting six different countries between now and October, all from the comfort of the home’s lounge.

Manager Rachel Riding said the residents and staff alike are really looking forward to immersing themselves in each new destination’s culture.

Rachel said: “We want to create the most real experience possible – learning the language, listening to the native music, cooking the local cuisine and swapping stories about our holidays. There’s a whole world of activities.

“We are making a scrapbook together to document our virtual travels, which will be a wonderful memento for the residents to look back at all the fun we had.”

Resident Lesley Howden, 82, said: “We all enjoy chatting about our holidays and the different places we’ve been.

“This cruise has brought up some lovely memories of our real travels, and we’re making great new ones too.”