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Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience For Seniors

Armchair Travel takes people to faraway places without leaving home. It provides a sensory experience and the opportunity to learn about exotic lands and important past events in a meaningful manner. You can choose any travel destination i.e. (Australia, India, Paris, Arizona desert…etc.) and any medium of transport i.e. (car, train, plane, ship, bike, hang glider, your own legs, or even by way of hot air balloon etc.).  Where do your residents want to go?  Below are just a few of the places your residents can travel to!

(Note: A dark room or theater will work best for this program)

*Take a short journey right now to Portugal, Spain, and Morocco! (Down at the bottom of this page).

Grounds For Sculpture

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In 1984, J. Seward Johnson, sculptor and philanthropist, envisioned a public sculpture garden and museum in Hamilton, NJ. His desire was to make contemporary sculpture accessible and offer people from all backgrounds the opportunity to become comfortable with contemporary art. Grounds For Sculpture was conceived as a place where audiences could experience sculpture in a familiar, accessible, and informal setting. Construction on the sculpture park began in 1989 on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds.

Portugal, Spain, and Morocco

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Tour the Iberian Peninsula then Morocco! Music, narration, and travelogue to sample the delights of this beautiful area.  On this Spain, Portugal, and Morocco tour, experience these three glorious countries with rich histories and distinct cultures. You'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, and the Costa del Sol in Spain; Coimbra and Lisbon in Portugal; and Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fez in Morocco.


Beautiful Baltic Capitals​-Norway to Russia

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When you see the beauty of the Baltic, you wonder why the Vikings left. Or did they? Fully narrated tour includes Bergen and Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Uppsala, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is the country’s cultural heart. View splendid architectural gems like the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral, and the world-renowned art collection of the Hermitage. 


Ireland

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Ireland is one of Europe’s most green and mysterious islands and everyone who visits this isolated island in the Atlantic Ocean is given a very warm welcome. Dublin is the capital of the Irish Republic and it is a city of musicians, poets and dreamers, as well as being a financial centre. Its many old buildings indicate its long and dramatic past. 

Paris France

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Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  Champs-Élysée is surely one of the most beautiful avenues in the world. It has wide boulevards, shady corners, ambient street cafes and classic Parisian buildings that are decorated with flowers. Situated on a small island on the River Seine is the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the 'Mother Church of the Nation. Of course, there are the dizzy heights of the Eiffel Tower and a great deal more. Paris is a wonderful festival of the senses!

Austria

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Austria has much to offer: high mountains and alpine pastures in the west, Mediterranean lakes in the south and scenic plains in the east. For more than three hundred years Vienna was the residence of the emperor and the nobility had their fine palaces built in this city that was dominated by Baroque architecture. Salzburg is a city of bishops and of music and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Austria as well as being the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Austria will always be the majestic land in the very heart of Europe!

Portugal, Spain, and Morocco