A Dundee woman’s take on a Dolly Parton classic and an Angus man’s dance moves are among the latest viral videos created by care home residents during lockdown.
TikTok videos are being made throughout all of Balhousie Care Group’s 26 Scottish homes as workers, and those they care for, look to lift each other’s spirits amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The craze began at sites in March when Scotland went into lockdown – with only essential visits permitted.
The latest TikTok videos include: Irene Petrie’s take on Dolly Parton’s 9-5 at Balhousie St Ronans in Dundee, the boogieing of Gordon Anderson at Monkbarns in Arbroath, and Jean Anderson descending into fits of laughter at Balhousie Coupar Angus during a dance routine with carer Stephanie Duncan.
Group chief executive officer at Balhousie Care Group Jill Kerr said the Balhousie TikTok Challenge has given staff some much-needed fun in their daily lives.
She added: “It is wonderful to see our residents joining in on the Balhousie TikTok Challenge which has brought so much laughter and joy across our care homes.
“They certainly prove that dancing is not just for the young.
“Over the past few months the work our staff have done to keep each other’s spirits up, as well as our residents, in such difficult times has been incredible.”
TikTok is the latest social media craze, and has been providing much-needed enjoyment to people across the globe amid lockdowns. It allows users to create entertaining videos via music, lip-sync and comedy.
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