8th May, 2021

Care home residents enjoy a virtual voyage beneath the waves

A VOYAGE beneath the waves was enjoyed by residents at a Rugby care home.

Staff and residents at Overslade House were treated to a virtual tour of the Sea Life London Aquarium, hosted by Senior Curator James Wright and his expert team.

His presentation allowed his guests to get up close and personal with the aquarium’s colony of gentoo penguins, and watch feeding time for green sea turtles and sharks.

The Overslade Lane care home’s general manager Violeta Baesu said: “Our residents love finding out about new things and they are all especially interested in animals so we were delighted to be able to watch this presentation.

“We had so many questions, it was brilliant to be able to ask James and his team all about their experiences of working with the different creatures.”

James said: “We were just so happy to be able to share our beautiful world beneath the waves with them.”

Lucy Tomlinson, Resident Experience Manager for Overslade House owners Barchester Healthcare, said: “We have been using technology to keep our residents and patients connected with their loved ones as well as offer virtual events, entertainment and activities throughout the pandemic.

“This talk provided such a lovely opportunity to see so many different animals and learn all kinds of fascinating facts about them.”

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