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Residents at Parkland on the Glen escaped to Greece

Everyone’s life is vastly different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing, gathering limits and face masks are just a few of the restrictions that people across the world are abiding by to help combat the virus. One thing that many people are missing especially during the cold winter months, is non-essential travel. Amanda Taurins, Recreation and Wellness Manager at Parkland on the Glen helped residents travel to Greece.

“We started the day by giving residents an activity booklet. It was all Greece-themed items like a word search and trivia,” says Amanda. At lunch, residents picked their meal from a Greek-inspired menu.  
“In the afternoon we dressed up as flight attendants and made name badges that said Parkland United Airways,” says Amanda. “We then went around for all residents, knocked on the door and offered them an in-flight snack of trail mix or cookies for their flight to Greece. The residents absolutely loved it.”

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Following the in-flight snack, residents went down for dinner and enjoyed another Greek-inspired menu including a special dessert. After the meal, residents went back to their suites and were asked to put on the Parkland TV channel which featured a travel video giving a tour of Greece.   


The Greece-themed day was a huge success among residents and employees and they’re looking forward to doing it again. As for their next destination, Amanda says the team is planning a trip to Ireland. Bon, voyage!

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