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103rd Birthday Celebrations for Local Care Home Resident

Celebrations have been in full swing at Cheverton Lodge Care Home in Islington, as one of its residents celebrates her 103rdbirthday in style.

Joan has been a part of the Cheverton Lodge family since July 2018 and has celebrated her 99, 100, 101, 102 and now 103rd birthday there. This year the team asked Joan how she would like to spend her birthday. Joan’s wish was to go on a tour of her old stomping ground around Islington where she grew up, ending in Primrose hill to see the London sky line.

Maria, life style coordinator decorated the Barchester Minibus, Csaba maintenance manager plotted the route and drove the bus and Care assistant Gerry was Joans very own tour guide for the day.

Cheverton Lodge contacted their neighbours to let them know their plans for Sunday 30th April and they came out and lined the street to wave Joan on her way. The birthday party toured Central London, the Kings Cross area – where Joan was born, Tufnell Park where she went to school, and Primrose hill, so she could see the tower of London.

Joan was spotted on her travels and the fantastic people of London clapped, cheered and sang Happy Birthday. Taxi drivers, bus drivers stopped, and people in traffic slowed down to give Joan a wave.

The day ended with a lovely afternoon tea held at the home and Joan was joined by staff, relatives, friends and other residents who toasted her good health.

Earl Elliott, General Manager of Barchester Cheverton Lodge added: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable lady. It was our pleasure to make her birthday wish come true and we really enjoyed Joan’s stories as she reminisced about her life growing up in and around Islington.”