Care home residents jump aboard virtual cruise

Cromwell House Care Home in Huntingdon High Street wanted to do something different to mark National

Cromwell House Care Home in Huntingdon High Street wanted to do something different to mark National Dignity Day on Friday, February 1. - Credit: Archant

CARE home residents were taken on a “virtual cruise” on Monday.

Cromwell Care Home, Huntingdon, are having a Virtual Cruise, resident Jackie Tulip (95) originally f

Cromwell Care Home, Huntingdon, are having a Virtual Cruise, resident Jackie Tulip (95) originally from Scotland meets Piper Roy Sloane, from Longstanton - Credit: Archant

Cromwell House Care Home in Huntingdon High Street wanted to do something different to mark National Dignity Day, which takes place on Friday (February 1), so staff decided to stage a week-long series of activities to take the home’s 32 residents back to the cruises they enjoyed in years gone by.

“A lot of our residents have been on cruises in the past but they cannot go on cruises any more,” said general manager Linda Martinez. “We wanted to bring a taste of these countries back to them by taking them on a virtual cruise around different countries.”

The week started in Scotland, where residents enjoyed a haggis lunch and got to meet piper Roy Sloane. Other countries due to be included were France, Italy, Turkey and Ireland.


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