What is a Virtual Vacation? A Virtual Vacation is a specially written guide, which allows the resident(s) to travel from the comfort of their own room or the facility. The activity is a story, which takes the resident(s) through the vacation as if they are actually experiencing it. The Virtual Vacation is meant to bring everything to the senses that one would normally experience if they were to visit the physical location or time period. Taking a Virtual Vacation allows the resident(s) to travel without ever having to leave and help them to break up the monotony of daily life. Keep in mind you do not have to simply go to another country. You can go anywhere during any time period and re-create themes and worlds out of almost any vacation! This activity is designed to include as many or as little residents/staff/volunteers/community in the planning process as you desire, from start to finish!
- Understand the components that must be addressed in order to successfully plan a Virtual Vacation.
- Understand how to evaluate resident’s needs and interests in order to interpret them into a more customized Virtual Vacation.
- Establish outside connections and available resources to incorporate this activity into many different arenas of your activity program.
- Learn how to plan and present your own Virtual Vacation from start to finish.