Clarence park residents enjoy a ‘virtual coach trip’ around the UK

RESIDENTS at Clarence Park care home have been given a welcome distraction during the ongoing pandemic, exploring the UK during a week-long “virtual coach trip.”

Residents chose the areas they wanted to visit and planned menus. The menus included regional dishes for lunch, afternoon tea and teatime.
The week saw them exploring a different city each day; Edinburgh, Lancashire, Dublin, Bude, Weymouth, Snowdonia and back to Weston-super-Mare for a traditional roast dinner. As well as enjoying culinary delights from each city, residents enjoyed games, fancy dress & puppetry. Then at the end of the week they were presented with silver paper plate awards.

On Saturday, they decorated the activity room as the Bude and North Cornwall Jazz festival; with over 50 balloons and hundreds of fairy lights. ‘Danny the Crooner’ came to entertain them from a safe distance in the garden.

Clare Griffiths, Activities Coordinator, said,

“Coach week was a huge success! Residents enjoyed Music for Health and Danny the Crooner as our outside entertainment.
Our highlight of the week was the finish with ‘Cornwall’ where the activity room transformed into a Jazz Festival. Danny sang, and a lovely buffet was enjoyed by all, along with cream teas!

Residents enjoyed the week so much that they would like to do the same again next year but visiting different places. Suggestions include the Thames Valley, Windsor, Norfolk Broads, Sussex, Brighton and the Kennet and Avon canal with a virtual river cruise.”

Clarence Park care home, weston super mare, at their own Bude and North Cornwall Jazz festival during their 'virtual coach trip' Clarence Park resident with a puppet Clarence Park resident with her silver plate award after their 'virtual coach trip'