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Virtual Tours to Explore at Home with Seniors

Learning, traveling, and creating new experiences is a great way to boost mental health. Not only does it bring joy, it can also improve the mind's ability to create and retain memories. Home caregivers supporting seniors in Annapolis can now provide amazing travel experiences digitally. World-famous museums and historic sites are offering virtual tours. Take your senior companion on a trip around the world right from home, and help them celebrate the joy of exploring new places.


This art museum, located in Amsterdam, has an expansive collection of works from the Dutch Golden Age. View works from Rembrandt, Vermeer, and other famous Dutch artists through the Google Street View Tour. You can travel through the museum and its exhibits by dragging your mouse, which really brings the experience to life. Spend time with each painting, zooming in on the little details and telling the story of the artist and the individual work. Some of these paintings have really beautiful creation stories that seniors would enjoy hearing about.

Rembrandt's The Night Watch is one of the most famous paintings in the collection at the Rijksmuseum. The painting actually shows a daytime scene, but it spent much of its life coated in dark varnish, which led to its mistaken title. Interesting stories and tidbits like this make the viewing experience more enjoyable for seniors and caregivers alike.

The Taj Mahal

This monument is a testament to one of the most beautiful love stories in Indian history. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan married and fell in love with Mumtaz Mahal, a beautiful woman of noble Persian birth. When she died during the birth of their fourteenth child, Shah Jahan commissioned the Taj Mahal to be her tomb. Today, it stands as one of the Wonders of the World. You can take a virtual tour of the site through Google Arts and Culture. Take in the stunning views of the city of Agra from the edge of the mausoleum. As you do, take a journey through the history of the Mughal Empire. 

Seniors will love the story behind this historic site. Explore the love story between Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan with them. Spend time during the tour teaching them Indian history. The experience will leave them in awe at the power of love and the beauty of ancient history.

Machu Picchu

Travel to this world-famous Incan citadel nestled high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Not only are the ruins incredible, the scenery of the Andean mountains rising in the background will take your breath away. The virtual tour takes you through this historic site through various temple ruins and agricultural grounds. Along the way, you can learn about another one of the world's most formidable empires.

Seniors can learn about the religious systems of the Inca. With a variety of temples, traditions, and Gods, there is a lot there to explore.

There are many more virtual experiences available online that seniors would enjoy, from the Palace of Versailles to the Sydney Opera House. Explore and celebrate the triumph of human creations throughout time and inspire them to learn more about history and culture from around the world.

We have many more ideas about ways to provide quality around-the-clock care for seniors in Annapolis. To learn more or schedule an in-home assessment, contact us today.