Edith celebrates her 104th birthday!

The staff and residents of Westerlands Care Village enjoyed celebrating a very special birthday a few weeks ago. Edith “Did” Parker turned 104 on 22nd October, and enjoyed a day of cake, balloons and visits from family and friends for a party held by carers at her home.

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Born in 1913, Edith has lived through two world wars, four monarchs and 25 Prime Ministers! But, she says there’s no secret to her long life, although she danced for many years, and thinks that might have helped!

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Edith moved into the Westerlands Care Village in Brough in 2003. Anna Pruiewska, a senior care giver at Westerlands, said: “Edith has a nephew who comes to visit her so we thought it would be nice for them and their family and friends here at the care village to have a party to celebrate her birthday.

It’s a privilege for me to be able to care for Did, she’s gentle, caring and so loving. I’d like to think I’m a friend to her and we want to create a family friendly atmosphere for her and the other residents. I think it’s so important to have this sort of relationship between residents and carers.”

We totally agree, and hope Edith had the happiest of birthdays!

To read more about the celebrations at Westerlands, and watch a heartwarming video of the Edith’s birthday, click here.

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