Two Residents at Primrose House care home in Haslington share the same birthday, so staff planned something special to celebrate.
This year, residents Hilda Farrington and Peggy Dickinson have accrued a total of 183 years between them. Incredibly, these two wonderful ladies have both lived through World War 2, the Queen’s coronation, as well as England winning the World Cup.
Due to many people in care homes unable to celebrate special events properly with their families and friends because of government restrictions, residents and staff all got together on 23rd July to celebrate Hilda’s 87th birthday and Peggy’s 96th birthday.
Hilda’s family came to the home for a window visit and watched as she opened all her presents. Peggy’s family also arrived for a window visit and had deliveries of flowers and chocolate throughout the day.
In the afternoon, the home had a sing-a-long with other residents which ended with a ‘Happy Birthday’ song for both ladies; topped with blowing out the candles on the cake.
Hilda commented that she enjoyed her birthday and had a big smile on her face all day. Peggy spoke about seeing her family and how lovely it was to be able to have a window visit.
Home Manager, Alison Brown, remarked, “It was so lovely to see all of the Residents joining in with the birthday celebrations, we had a wonderful day!”