Cheers and celebrations rang out for Josie Brown, one of our residents at The Moat House care home, who turned 100 years old on Tuesday 14th March.
Josie’s daughter Bobbie Thornton manages Moat Park (which The Moat House is part of). She organised a special afternoon buffet with live singers and dancing to honour this happy occasion, which took place in the Club House.
What made the event even more special was that Bobbie’s two daughters and grandson (Josie’s great grandson!) attended, four generations of the same family! Approximately 50 residents from the care home and retirement village joined them in what was a happy afternoon.
Josie received a variety of gifts, listened to a speech from Bobbie and was first up to join in with the dancing despite her age.
The celebration ended with a singsong dancing and slices of birthday cake. Of course Josie also received a birthday card from the Queen, as is the tradition when someone reaches 100 years old.
“Mum has lived at The Moat House since March 2016 and is one of its much-loved residents,” says Bobbie. “Sharon Thompson, who manages the home, and her team do an absolutely fantastic job looking after her and I can’t thank them enough. On behalf of everyone here, staff and residents alike, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish Mum a very happy birthday and offer our warmest congratulations.”