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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 (17)

  1. Wendy MacLean / Reply May 17, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Do you have anything on Alaska?
    Kind regards

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply May 17, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Will add it to the list Wendy.


  2. Di / Reply May 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    I would like to armchair travel to Greece please.

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply May 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks Di, will add it to the list and have it up asap.


    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply May 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      Hi Di

      Greece has now been uploaded.


      • Di / Reply May 21, 2018 at 10:19 pm

        Birgit.. Thank you for the prompt response and fast facts on Greece, very much appreciated. Di

        • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply May 22, 2018 at 9:09 am

          My pleasure, enjoy :)


  3. Marcia / Reply April 23, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Could I possibly have armchair chair travel to New Zealand, Hawaii and Switzerland have residents very interested in these countries

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply April 23, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Hi Marcia

      Will add them to the list for you.


  4. Michelle Lewin / Reply April 11, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    We have been doing arm chair travel for a while now and your information is great. I have had a meeting with our chef and from May he will be preparing lunch and afternoon tea from the country we are travelling too. We will have menus on the tables and set the dinning rooms up in that countries colors etc. It’s great to have the backing from the kitchen as it will take the activity to another level of enjoyment for our residents.


    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply April 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      That’s fantastic Michelle, our chef used to do it for me to where I worked, it makes for a wonderful day.

      If there are any countries you need specifically let me know. I am currently working on a few more.

      Birgit :)

      • Michelle Lewin / Reply April 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm

        Thanks Birgit. I will let you know. We have set our next three countries to give the chef time to research and prepare, and we haven’t done some that you already have.
        Well done on your fantastic website


  5. 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.


  6. 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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