A Dorset woman, who has been a resident in Bournemouth’s Muscliff Care Home for nearly seven years, has just celebrated her 105th birthday.
Dorothy Majorie Menday was born on 23 December 1917 when the world was still in the grips of the Great War and King George V was the reigning monarch. And, over a century on, the Bournemouth care home resident has reached another milestone birthday, with staff making sure it was one to remember.
Joined by her niece and namesake, Dorothy, the 105-year-old was treated to a cake and balloons on her special day and was given flowers and cards from family and friends. The inspiring woman said she was thrilled to mark the occasion with everyone at Muscliff.
She said: “I’ve celebrated my birthday here since I turned 99, and the staff here always go out of their way to make the day special. I’m already looking forward to my 106th.”
Home Manager Dedrey Charles said: “Dorothy is a lovely lady and extremely popular with everyone. She came to the care home back in 2016 for palliative care but made a wonderful recovery and is now one of our long-term residents. It’s been fantastic to celebrate yet another birthday with her here – she’s incredible.”
Muscliff Care Home is part of Sears Healthcare and CEO Richard Adams is pleased to hear that the team gave Dorothy the birthday treatment she deserves.
He said: “For Dorothy to be celebrating her 105th birthday is remarkable. At Muscliff Care Home we are a nurse-led care home, so our approach focuses on providing a home-from-home for our residents while we meet their healthcare needs. I’m so glad to hear that Dorothy enjoyed her special day.”