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Jack Turns 103!

On Saturday 27th September a good day was had by all at the Rutland Care village for Jack’s (John Dalby’s) 103rd Birthday.

Jack has been at the Rutland Care Village for just under a year and has certainly made a big impression on all the staff and other residents. Staff describe him as an inspiration, he often wanders into the kitchen and helps himself to whatever he wants if he is hungry between meals, he loves an occasional mug of oxo and never has a bad word to say about anyone.

Jack has experienced a lot in life; he worked in the ironstone quarries in Market Overton and Clipsham and has always enjoyed football and boxing and continues to watch these with other residents within the home. After his wife sadly passed away ten years ago Jack remained active and independent, living in his flat with minimal support coming in, and still he prides himself on his independence.

His positive outlook on life comes a lot through his family. Having 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren Jack always has plenty of visitors to share his stories with. All of his family attended his private party in one of the lounges at the care village and even now at 103 Jack says ‘He still doesn’t feel any older!’

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