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Armchair Travel

Travel picArmchair Travel is widely used within Aged Care Facilities. Generally speaking, it involves hiring a DVD about an interesting country, watching it together as a group and encouraging discussion

Other important aspects of armchair travel can also include poetry readings, music, games, art appreciation, multicultural foods and celebrations.

Amongst other things armchair travel provides an opportunity for residents to share their past travel experiences (reminiscence) and to provide a deeper understanding and enjoyment of another country or region’s history, culture and geography.


Below you will find different countries and places of interests.

There are links to

  • Posters (to pop on the walls)
  • Passports (to allow your residents to travel)
  • Fact sheets (to print out for each resident)
  • Profiles (extra information) 
  • Cue Cards (to try your hand at different languages)
  • You Tube videos (to take you to different countries)
    The videos will run through your internet server and some unfortunately may include ads, this is beyond our control.
  • You may also find DVDs at your local library or video store.
































Comments (5)

  1. Katja Jefferys / Reply February 20, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Love it!!!! The German one looks awesome and fantastic to give youtube links so we can use it on our laptop which is connected to the big screen.

    America would be great as I could combine it with The Oscars as well…..

    What about the following countries:

    Ireland as it would be great around the time of St Patricks’ Day
    Indian – a beatuiful rich and colourful culture
    Either Serbia, Croatian or Polish – Slovak countries are really beautiful and interesting
    The Netherlands

    I probably sound greedy?

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply February 20, 2018 at 10:34 am

      :D not sounding greedy Katja… gives me a plan to work with.

      I like to hear which ones you need.

      Thank you for your comments.

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply February 26, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Hi Katja,

      Ireland Armchair Travel has now been added to assist you.


  2. julie murray / Reply September 24, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you so much. Love this idea. will be a great help in planning our armchair travel Activities. Would you be able to do one on America as I am planning this country very soon. Much appreciated.


    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply September 24, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you for your support Julie, is there anywhere in particular in America or just in general.

      Will do my best for you.


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