Enrich Your Senior's Journey By Sharing Virtual Events
In this time of COVID-induced isolation, virtual events offer seniors and their families vital support and connection.
Following are some ideas to make shared experiences meaningful and special:
Enjoy a Virtual Vacation
Perhaps your senior always wanted to go to Europe or explore more of the United States, but finances, time or career never allowed that. Viking.tv is a great resource for enjoying worldwide travel on rivers and oceans, exploration of the Great Lakes, New Orleans or the Mississippi River -- all beautifully filmed and photographed. It's bound to spark some joy and create memories.
Attend a Virtual Concert
Many universities and venues are still performing concerts, albeit with no audience. The Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall offers live-streaming of concerts along with archived concerts, events and films. Forty concerts are broadcast each season, and many more are archived for future viewing.
University events also include many great concerts and recitals. Indiana University's website is one example of the many university offerings that are out there. Take a tour of the school while you are there. What a great way to spend an afternoon!
Don't Forget Museums and Zoos
Maybe you and your parent enjoyed museums and zoos when you were both younger. The San Diego Zoo's live cams are fascinating entertainment as you watch everything from hippos and baboons to tigers and giraffes playing and going about their day.
The British Museum of London offers a timeline to click and find out more about a particular year in history. For instance, AD 1800 offers a look into the lives of the Torres Straights Islanders and their dance masks, and clicking on 200 BC gives some history about children's sandals in Ancient Egypt. You'll both be equally fascinated and a bit wiser at the end!
The World is the Limit!
There are many venues open for virtual visits. The enjoyment of watching something with family not only creates a new memory, but the shared experience can strengthen the family bond and encourage positive and hopeful thoughts.
A vacation -- even from the comfort of a favorite chair -- helps relieve the stress and the cares of this world.
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