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Blaenau Gwent Care Home Centenarian Celebrates Milestone Birthday

A Red Rose care home resident has marked her 100th birthday with a card from the Queen and a special outdoor visit from her niece.

Phyllis Anwyn White was joined by staff and residents at the Park Road home to celebrate the landmark occasion, and she also enjoyed a catch up with niece, Tracey Congreve, in the home’s outdoor visiting area.

Phyllis was married to husband Reg for more than 40 years, before she was sadly widowed in 1992. Phyllis worked as a civil servant for many years, and she was also heavily involved in charity work.

Phyllis said: “I had a wonderful day celebrating my birthday with my niece Tracey and my friends at Red Rose care home.

“It’s a shame that I couldn’t have many visitors because of the pandemic, but the staff made my 100th birthday extra special!

“My secret to a long and healthy life is that I haven’t ever smoked or drank alcohol, and I always make sure to enjoy myself wherever I am!”

Kerrie Davies, home manager at Red Rose care home, said: “I’m so glad Phyllis enjoyed her 100th birthday celebrations with her friends here at Red Rose care home, as well as her niece, Tracey.

“Phyllis is a big character in the home, and is so loving towards everyone she meets. Our staff did everything they could to ensure she had the best day possible and we can’t wait for the home’s next birthday celebration!”