Staff and residents at Montgomery Court, an extra care scheme for people over 55 in Wainscott, have found new, innovative ways to engage tenants and they’ve proven that age is no barrier to having fun and have made their own TikTok videos.
The lockdown meant that activities for residents in our schemes were cancelled and they were restricted to their flats. But now, as restrictions have begun to ease residents have formed social bubbles and have been slowly introducing activities again.
Small groups at Montgomery Court wanted to try something new and decided to take to TikTok. They learnt and rehearsed a dance to the soundtrack Laxed (Siren Beat) by Jawsh 685 and adapted some of the moves so residents in wheelchairs could join in too. And they nailed it!
Amanda, Montgomery Court Scheme Manager said “The residents wanted something different to do, so I suggested doing a TikTok dance. Most didn't know what it was, but they do now and they’re asking when we’re doing the next one. It’s great to see them having fun and laughing together again.”
What’s next for residents at Montgomery Court? They're planning new dances to learn, and are excited to record more TikTok videos, hopefully with more residents.
Click the link to watch more of their videos mcgang2014