CELEBRATIONS are in full swing at a Chester nursing home as one of its residents celebrated her centenary in style.
Edith Sinclair was joined by staff, relatives, friends and other Oak Grange residents as she received a telemessage from the Queen in recognition of her historic birthday.
A champagne reception was held at the house and guests enjoyed a special birthday cake prepared by the house chef, Simon Burns.
Edith was born in Chester and has lived there all her life. She lived in Granville Road and worked as a clerk in Chester.
She is a member of St Thomas of Canterbury in the parish of St Oswald, before coming to Oak Grange, where she is experiencing a new chapter in her life.
Edith said: “I don’t feel any different from when I was 50, I’ve met a lot of wonderful people throughout my life.”
Among the parents present was Edith’s niece, Judith, who hosted many guests for the afternoon. Speaking of her centenary aunt, she said: “Edith is and has been a fantastic aunt and friend to so many over the past 100 years, and it’s wonderful to be with her on this very special day to say how proud she makes us. .”
Sarah Butler, General Manager of Barchester Oak Grange, added: “We are delighted to celebrate a truly remarkable woman as she reaches this incredible milestone. Edith is such a popular resident who always has an interesting story to tell, and we look forward to hearing many more as she enters her next century.
Oak Grange care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, who are committed to providing personalized care in their care homes and hospitals. Oak Grange provides residential care, nursing and dementia care to 70 residents, from respite care to long-term stays.
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