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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
afterwards.

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)
  • Decorations to dress up your room or the whole facility (can be made prior to the day in Art & Crafts)
  • 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 (58)

  1. Justin Dover / Reply August 6, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Do have anything on Vietnam in Arm Chair Travel please

    • BIRGIT / Reply August 7, 2019 at 6:45 am

      Justin will add it to the list.

      Birgit

    • BIRGIT / Reply August 7, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      Justin

      Vietnam has now been uploaded for you.

      Regards
      Birgit

  2. Keira Brookes / Reply June 25, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Hi is it possible to have something from Slovenia

    • Keira Brookes / Reply June 25, 2019 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks so much this is a fantastic resource

    • BIRGIT / Reply June 26, 2019 at 4:51 pm

      Hi Keira

      Am working on it for you, should be up in a couple of days.

      Thanks so much

      Birgit :) :) :)

    • BIRGIT / Reply June 27, 2019 at 2:01 pm

      Hi Keira

      Slovenia has now been uploaded.

      Thanks so much :)

  3. Maria Geraghty / Reply June 17, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for this great resource. I would like to see something done for Ukraine please. Cheers, Maria

    • BIRGIT / Reply June 17, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Hi Maria
      Will have it up asap.

      Birgit

    • BIRGIT / Reply June 18, 2019 at 5:33 pm

      All done Maria, Ukraine is now uploaded. :)

      Birgit

  4. Paula / Reply May 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Hi, we have just admitted a gentleman from Hungary into our facility so appreciate one for Hungary. Not only do I use these for armchair travel but I also include them in the individuals file as a cultural resource fort he staff to look at.

    Cheers Paula

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply May 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks for your comment Paula, will get on to it asap, should be up next week.

      So glad these are assisting you.

      Have a great day :)
      Birgit

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply May 10, 2019 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Paula

      Hungary has now been uploaded.

      Birgit :)

  5. Marnie Quinlan / Reply January 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    These are fantastic!Would love to see Turkey :)
    thanks

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply January 15, 2019 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Marnie

      Thank you!!
      I am currently on leave, however will get on to it as soon as I am back.

      Have a fantastic new year.

      Birgit :) :) :)

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply January 22, 2019 at 4:54 pm

      Hi Marnie

      Turkey has now been uploaded for you.

      Regards
      Birgit

  6. Tracy Lowe / Reply December 26, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Hi, My residents have requested sri lanka, I was wondering if you could add that to the list please? Thank you so much

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply December 27, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Tracy

      I am currently on leave, however will get on to it as soon as I am back.

      Have a fantastic new year.

      Birgit :) :) :)

    • Tracy Lowe / Reply January 2, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much xx

      • Tracy Lowe / Reply January 20, 2019 at 2:01 pm

        Hi, sorry to bother you again, but im wondering if sri lanka would be done this month please? I dont mind, but if noone else needs it, i can just sort it out myself as we have the activity next week. I also want to thank you all for your hard work, this site is fantastic x

        • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply January 20, 2019 at 2:13 pm

          Hi Tracy
          Thank you for your lovely comments.

          Sri Lanka will be up middle-end of the week.

          Regards
          Birgit

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply January 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Tracy
      Sri Lanka has now been uploaded.

      Regards
      Birgit

  7. Paula / Reply September 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Have just done armchair travel for the first time with my residents and they loved it . We did the Philippines as we have quite a few Filipino workers. Could you add Thailand to the list as I would like to do this country, as I have been here and have a few souvenirs that I can utilise.
    Cheers Paula

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply September 20, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      Great to hear Paula, will add Thailand to the list.

      Birgit

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply September 25, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Paula

      Armchair Travel to Thailand and all relevant info has now been uploaded

      Enjoy!

      Let me know if there are any issues.

      :) :) :)

  8. Justin Dover / Reply July 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Hi,
    Any chance of having a arm chair travel to Africa

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply July 3, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      Hi Justin

      Any part of Africa in particular?….. I am currently working on South Africa.

      Birgit

  9. Heather Rattley / Reply June 26, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Hi could you please add Australia, as lots of my residents said they would love to visit Australia sights :) even though they live in Australia :)
    thanks Heather

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply June 26, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Hi Heather

      I am in the middle of working on about 24 different countries. It is my plan to do an extensive Armchair Travel on Australia as it is going to be a huge project that deserves a lot of attention to do this great country justice. Hang in there and thank you for your patience.

      Birgit

      • Maureen / Reply August 10, 2018 at 4:05 pm

        Hi Bridget perhaps doing one for each state. Utilized your information for a Day in New Zealand next is the Philippines as for some of our staff it is their homeland. Thank You for such informative activities

        • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply August 10, 2018 at 4:50 pm

          Thanks Maureen

          I was thinking the same thing, to cover most if not all touristy things state by state would work better.

          I’m pleased you are find this section beneficial ????

  10. Wendy MacLean / Reply June 21, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Hi Any chance of Venice Italy?
    Kind regards
    Wendy

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply June 21, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Hi Wendy

      Will add it to the list for you.

      Cheers
      Birgit

      • Wendy MacLean / Reply June 28, 2018 at 11:00 pm

        thank you

        • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply June 29, 2018 at 3:11 pm

          Hi Wendy

          Venice, Italy has now been uploaded. We are also starting to add room decorations that your residents are now able to create in Art & Crafts.

          Enjoy.
          Birgit

  11. Kylie Pole / Reply June 9, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    The Philippines would be great as alot of our staff are from there.

    • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply June 9, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      Will add it to the list Kylie.

      Birgit

      • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply June 20, 2018 at 3:08 pm

        Hi Kylie

        Sorry for the delay, Philippines has now been uploaded.

        Birgit

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

    Do you have anything on Alaska?
    Kind regards
    Wendy

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

      Will add it to the list Wendy.

      Birgit

      • Wendy MacLean / Reply June 21, 2018 at 9:21 pm

        Thank you I used it today :)

        • BIRGIT HEANEY / Reply June 21, 2018 at 9:57 pm

          Great to hear, hope it went well.

          Birgit

          • Wendy MacLean / June 28, 2018 at 11:01 pm

            it went great thanks

  13. 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

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

      Hi Di

      Greece has now been uploaded.

      Cheers
      Birgit

      • 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 :)

          Birgit

  14. 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.

      Cheers
      Birgit

  15. 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.

    Enjoy!

    • 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

        Michelle

  16. 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

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

      Hi Katja,

      Ireland Armchair Travel has now been added to assist you.

      Birgit

  17. 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.

    Julie.

    • 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.

      Birgit

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