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Bridlington Care Home Resident Celebrates 100 Years

A resident at a Bridlington care home recently marked a milestone birthday, celebrating 100 years of age. Joan O’Connell enjoyed a day full of surprises and celebrations which saw a guest appearance from alpacas as well as Bridlington’s’ mayor and mayorness.

Alpacas from Butterwick Alpaca Retreat made a special visit to Red House care home which proved to be an extra special occasion for Joan as she loves animals. Joan also received an overwhelming response from the local community, receiving over 300 birthday cards to mark her special day.

As part of the celebrations, Kids’ Corner Nursery from Bridlington Bay Primary School paid a visit to serenade Joan with a heartwarming rendition of ‘Happy Birthday.’ The Mayor and Mayoress of Bridlington also joined in the festivities and expressed their admiration for Joan’s remarkable milestone.

On reaching her centenary, Joan said: “Turning 100 feels wonderful, and I am so grateful for all the love and warm wishes I have received. The visit from the Alpacas was such a lovely surprise and brought me so much joy. It was truly a birthday to remember.”

Leah Davies, manager of Red House, said:
“It’s a real pleasure to have Joan as a resident, and it’s been fantastic to witness her reach the incredible milestone of 100 years. Her positivity, kindness and zest for life have touched all of us. The celebrations were absolutely lovely, and we are grateful to the local community for coming together and making this day so special for Joan.”











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