Virtual Reality – A New Way for Seniors to Travel

Each year, many people rely on vacations to decompress and relax from their everyday life. However, as we age, it becomes increasingly difficult to travel due to chronic pain, and health or mobility issues. The good news is you can still have exciting experiences and visit new places from the comfort of your home! Thanks to innovative technology, elderly adults can still travel the world – virtually and at any time. 

At Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland, our team is skilled at assisting our residents make their vacation dreams come true! With this approach to travel, we’ve been able to give our residents the opportunity to virtually visit places like Disney World and Italy. 

Benefits of Virtual Reality Vacations

Virtual reality can improve the quality of life for seniors through significant health and wellness benefits, as well as provide wonderful and memorable experiences that will be cherished for years to come. 

  1. Alleviate physical aches and pains: Virtual travel allows seniors to take a break from their chronic pain and instead focus their attention on a vacation to exotic destinations like Egypt, Mexico, or China – without any physical discomfort from travel. Therefore, seniors with mobility issues can enjoy traveling again without the worry of arthritis or joint-related injuries and strains.    
  2. Ease anxiety and depression: A virtual vacation can improve the mental health of seniors. The sensory experience generated by virtual reality can feel so real that your mood can improve significantly. Older adults that can’t physically travel much and are limited to the surroundings of their home due to health-related issues can benefit greatly from virtual reality vacations because it can decrease anxiety and depression. 
  3. Visit new and familiar places: With virtual reality, seniors can visit not only new places but also familiar places that are meaningful to them. Through the combined technologies of virtual reality and Google Maps, it will feel like you are physically there. 
  4. Reduce elderly social isolation: For older adults, loneliness and social isolation can put them at a higher risk for physical and mental conditions. However, with the emergence of virtual reality vacations, there is a new way to combat these illnesses. By virtually traveling the world, you’ll never feel like you are alone or bored again! 

Fulfill the Vacation of Your Dreams at Wesley Enhanced Living 

With resources and programs in place at Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland, our staff can bring exciting places like Egypt, Disney World, Yellowstone National Park, Sicily, and much more to you through virtual reality. We are also able to provide traditional cuisine and themed entertainment as an added bonus to enhance your experience! Choose from our independent living, personal care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing options and discover the endless opportunities that await you at our communities. Give us a call today to find out which option may work best for you.

Wesley Enhanced Living provides high-quality senior retirement communities for you or your loved ones.  Contact one of our Philadelphia area locationsand find out why our seniors love where they live. Our staff is happy to discuss your elder’s needs or your own and inform you of our range of services. Virtual tours are now available. Call us today for more information. 

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