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Silent disco rave at OSJCT Goodson Lodge goes viral on TikTok

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A video of care home residents enjoying a silent disco at OSJCT Goodson Lodge in Trowbridge, Wiltshire has gone viral on TikTok with over 4.5 million views within 72 hours. The care home, run by not-for-profit care provider and NCF member The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), organised the event as part of the home’s “Beat the January Blues” activities for residents.

Top Tik Tok comments included:

  1. This seems like the most wonderful nursing home everyone seems so lovely and caring it makes me so extremely happy and emotional. (Emma_ada)
  2. this is a proper care home♥️xxx well done to all ur hard work and effort carers 🙏🥰 your amazing (Donna).

Resident Judy Farr is featured entering the disco, having shown her ID to “bouncer” Alex Damon, Events Manager at The Orders of St John Care Trust.  Judy is accompanied by fellow disco goers Molly, Patricia, John, Janet, Jean and Sue.

Judy commented: “It was rather exciting to be part of the silent disco, and to enjoy a new experience.  I like to do new things and try new experiences, and I liked trying different music.  I would do it again – there was a great playlist for everyone to enjoy!”

Given the popularity of the event at the time, and subsequently on social media, OSJCT Goodson Lodge plans to organise another silent disco for residents in coming weeks, with residents helping to choose the playlist.

Uplifting “Beat the January Blues” activities have taken place throughout the month and were specially designed by Alex to lift spirits after Christmas, during a period of the year that can be challenging for many. Other activities have included a wine and cheese evening, gin tasting, and a drumming workshop.

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