Kiwi grannies get their Tay-Tay on and Shake It Off

For many, moving to a retirement village is the beginning of the end, but a group of ladies at the Julia Wallace Retirement Village in Palmerston North have defied that thought by remaking Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it off’ music video.

 
 

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The women, led by septuagenarian Margaret Gregory, were encouraged by Ryman Healthcare to do the video, and the company paid for the filming and production for a week.

Gregory said that it was purely for fun, and that they would consider doing another video in future.

She said: “We were lucky, it was a brilliant day – Palmerston North weather obviously – and we were able to have fun and everybody was able to get out and let ourselves enjoy it.”

The special needs teacher added: “This video is not just about me. It’s about all the others who took part and wanted to show people how wonderful it is to live in a village like we do and express ourselves, relax and enjoy each other.”

Watch it here:

And here are some photos of the behind the scenes action:

 
 

 
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