Tegfield House care home in Winchester brought glamour and glitz to a 100th birthday party for much-loved resident, Lady Zena David.
The staff and residents put on their finery while some of the team dressed up as waiters to create Hollywood magic including music and dancing for Zena’s special day on Tuesday (12th January).
Zena started attending Tegfield House in Chilbolton Avenue for day care in 2017 when she and her husband became part of the Tegfield family at once, as did their children. On the day that Zena’s husband passed away, she moved to the care home permanently and the team have felt privileged to be able to support ever since.
She spent most of her life in Cheshire where she ran the Royal Women’s Voluntary Service’s Meals on Wheels in the Chester area for 20 years for which she was awarded a long service medal.
Those in receipt of the long service medal are usually presented their award in person by the Queen. But at the time, Zena said she, “couldn’t be bothered”, to go so it was posted to her. However, she was delighted to receive a birthday card from the Queen on her special day.
Jo Aitken, manager of Tegfield House, which is run by Hartford Care, said: “We truly love Zena, and the team had the most wonderful fun planning a birthday party fit for a Lady. Zena’s beautiful smile always lights up our days and, on her birthday, that smile was wider and more radiant than ever!”