Virtual reality travel lets seniors see the world

Virtual reality travel lets seniors see the world

Just because your globetrotting days may be behind you, doesn’t mean you have to stop seeing the world.

“Vacationing” by virtual reality is becoming increasing popular in senior communities. Simulated travel can let seniors visit places they never had the chance to travel to, or revisit nostalgic destinations. It’s also a great way to combat isolation, an increasing worry among the elderly population.

As evidence has demonstrated, [virtual reality] can be a powerful vehicle
to promote health, wellness and engagement across multiple
populations. Based on a massive and growing body of research
on the impact of VR among older adults, the Front Porch Center
for Innovation and Wellbeing has been actively investigating and
testing different VR products, platforms and solutions across all
levels of senior care.

CDW VR in Aging, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

With the advances being made in virtual reality software, more senior communities are looking into the opportunities simulated travel can bring their residents.

To see the CDW VR in Aging study in its entirety, click here.

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