George Burrows Celebrates 103rd Birthday At Local Care Home

georgeStaff and residents at Care South’s Buxton House care home in Weymouth, enjoyed a very special day at the home recently, when one resident celebrated his 103rd birthday.

George Burrows marked this milestone event with his fellow residents by his side. Staff at the home arranged a celebratory buffet lunch for George and the other residents, prepared by the home’s chef. George was also presented with a special birthday cake.

Born on 11 November 1913, in Chatham, Kent, George has seen a great deal of change in the last century, including two World Wars, the discovery of penicillin, the first man on the moon and the rise of the digital age. Four different monarchs have ruled the country during his lifetime.

George joined the army as a fireman in the Second World War and travelled all over Europe before returning to his hometown to become a cinema projectionist. George moved to Weymouth a few years ago to be closer to his good friend Lidia.

Janine May, Home Manager at Care South’s Buxton House, said: “We were delighted to be able to celebrate George’s special day with him at the home. It was lovely to see his fellow friends and residents celebrate with him and to hear more about his wonderful life. George really enjoyed the lunch organised by our Activities Organiser and couldn’t wait to try his cake! At Care South, we work hard to make sure our residents’ birthdays are really special events – especially milestone birthdays like these.”

 

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