Foxton Court Residents travel to Norway from the comfort of their armchairsResidents at Foxton Court, residential and residential dementia care home, in Morpeth, have been jet setting across the continent.

Foxton Court have started a new series of ‘armchair travel’ sessions. The aim of the sessions is to provide a sensory experience and the opportunity to learn about new countries and places around the world.

In May, Norway is the chosen country to coincide with National Norway Day on Thursday, 17th May. Residents, Marjorie Moore, Ann Stewart, Betty Matthewson, Jean Walker, David, Pam and Marion were keen to go on a special adventure overseas.

The Residents spent time listening to Norwegian folk music and watching some traditional Norwegian dancing. A quiz was held and Residents won prizes for getting the questions right. Residents then watched virtual tours of some of the large cities in Norway including Flam, Bergen and Oslo and a tour of a Viking boat based in the city of Oslo.

As well as activities, the Residents were keen to try some traditional Norwegian food. They tried pickled herring, and Norway Brunost cheese which is a brown cheese with a caramel flavour.

Ann, commented, “It was interesting learning about somewhere new.”

Joanne Bulford, Care Home Manager, remarked, “The Residents love learning about different countries across the world, and this is the perfect opportunity for them to do so!”