Adventure Travel Club: around the world in an afternoon
Imagine traveling to a faraway land from the comfort of a Holiday Retirement community. With Holiday’s Adventure Travel Program, residents can take a virtual trip to any country around the world (or place in time!) thanks to location-specific videos, stories from neighbors who visited or are from there, and executive chefs who bring exotic flavors to the table.
Adventure Travel Club is one of the most popular, well-attended activities at our communities. Here are three communities’ most popular locations and what makes each journey to a new destination so special for residents and staff alike.
South of the border fun
Cary, North Carolina, looked more like Mexico City during the Cinco de Mayo celebration and Adventure Travel Club trip to Mexico at Holiday Retirement’s Jordan Oaks. The independent senior living community had an appetizer bar complete with chips, salsa and drinks. Some local Mexican dancers joined the residents for the festivities, performing traditional dances and even convincing some of the residents to get in on the fun!
A trip to the Emerald Isle
Residents at Holiday Retirement’s Bear Canyon Estates were seeing green (in a good way!) thanks to their recent St. Patrick’s Day celebration and Adventure Travel Club trip to Ireland. A local Irish dance instructor visited the Albuquerque senior living community to teach residents and staff how to dance Irish reels and jigs, and the Irish American Society of New Mexico also joined in for a good time.
“Our St. Patrick’s Day celebration was an unforgettably fun and interactive Adventure Travel Club,” said Erica Costello, enrichment coordinator for Bear Canyon Estates. “Many of our residents danced the Irish reels like it was second nature to them, and by the end, our atrium looked more like the Irish dancing scene from the movie ‘Titanic.’”
Blast from the past
Music from the 1940s filled the halls of Holiday Retirement’s Oakwood Hills as residents went back in time for an evening of food and karaoke fun. Dancing even broke out when some of the residents’ favorite tunes compelled everyone to put on their dancing shoes and relive their younger years.
From down the street to the other side of the world, our residents are always taking in life’s adventures. If you think the Holiday lifestyle might be right for you or a loved one, get in touch with us!