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Celebrations All-Round For Local Care Home

A local woman has recently celebrated her 100th birthday with a garden party at a Llanidloes care home.

Vera Corfield celebrated her centenarian year with balloons, banners, cake and bubbly, alongside her close family.

She was born and raised in Manafon and later moved to Tregynon with her husband, where they lived for 60 years.

Now residing in Maes y Wennol care home, Vera has two daughters, six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Sandra Holt, manager of the Shaw healthcare-operated care home, said: “We had a lovely day celebrating Vera’s special birthday. We were lucky enough with the weather to host a little party for her outside, which she very much enjoyed with her family.

“Vera says her secret to a long-life is hard work and getting a good night’s sleep!”

The Mid Wales home also recently threw a garden party with food from around the world, Pimms and cocktails to make the most of the good weather.

Emma Phillips, deputy manager, said: “The garden party was an opportunity to say a big thank you to Sandra, our residents, their families and friends, and every member of staff – past and present – who have all helped us to survive COVID-19.”

Commenting on the event, Ms Holt added: “I am so proud to be a member of the team at Maes-y-Wennol – we feel like we’ve won the war, but lost a few battles along the way. We will always be scarred by the losses we encumbered, but we also celebrate the people who we helped to save from this devastating virus.”