During the challenging Coronavirus lockdown period with restricted visits, residents at Ledbury Nursing Home have found a nautical distraction by exploring the wonders of the sea with a ‘virtual cruise’, which enabled them to enjoy the history, food and scenery of the ocean from the comfort of the home.
The week-long activity included ‘Songs from the Sea’, a creative session, ‘Through the Porthole’, which saw residents create wonderful sea-themed art, reminiscing with rhymes and tales of the sea and of course, no trip to the sea would be complete without fish and chips to enjoy. Residents also has the opportunity to show off their artistic talents with some seascape water colour paintings.
Hayley Attwood, home manager at the Shaw healthcare run home, commented: ‘It’s important to offer a varied range of activities for our residents and even more so now that the they are missing out on visits from family and friends due to the lockdown restrictions. The virtual cruise was organised so there was something to look forward to every day and the residents are now looking forward to the next one.’
The Ledbury Nursing Home forms part of the Ledbury Health and Community Care Centre which also has outpatients departments (including chiropody and radiology), intermediate care beds, GP surgery, NHS Dentist and Market Lodge, the acquired brain injury unit.