Gunnedah's seniors will be able to dance to their own tune, thanks to a $10,000 grant.
Mackellar Care Services will buy 80 sets of headphones so it can hold silent discos to get residents active at its Alkira and Lundie House campuses.
The aged care organisation is one of eight recipients of the Active Australian innovation Challenge grant.
Mackellar's activities manager Tina McIntosh said the venture, Dancing on My Own in a Crowded Room, aimed to raise the heart rate of residents once a week.
"We need to increase our residents' fitness and ... most of them grew up on the dance floor, they met their partners on the dance floor," Mrs McIntosh said.
"A lot of time on bus trips, we'll end up at dance halls, talking about the dances they went to."
Mrs McIntosh said they would like to get schools and pre-schools to "come up and participate with the residents".
The headphones will have three channels loaded with a variety of music including classical, country and 1970s pop.
"They love music. If you give them music, they'll get going. It's really good for dementia," Mrs McIntosh said.
"Even if they can't move around, they can still move their arms and their bodies, their feet."
Lundie resident Leila James is a great lover of music and said the silent disco was an "amazing" idea.
"The headphones will get residents involved at their own pace," she said.
Mrs McIntosh said Mackellar hoped to launch the concept in Enrichment Week in March.