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Maidstone Care Home Resident Celebrates 105th Birthday

A resident at Ashley Gardens care centre in Maidstone has celebrated her 105th birthday, marking the occasion with a celebration in the home.

Emeline Brooker, known as ‘Nanny’ has been a resident at the home on Sutton Road in Maidstone since 2015 and celebrated her special milestone birthday on the 10th October.

Nanny has always lived in Maidstone, often enjoying family holidays to Cornwall. She had two brothers, two sisters and married her beloved husband Albert in January 1934.

Nanny and Albert, who sadly died in 2010, had six children together – two daughters and four sons, who she proudly raised throughout WW2.  She was a housewife for most of her life, and also worked at Timothy Whites and Kimberley Clark.

On the 10th October, Nanny enjoyed a long conversation with her son and daughter-in-law via FaceTime.  She had her hair done by the staff and enjoyed a birthday sing-a-long with a wonderful birthday cake and tea.

Home Manager Jo Mazza said: “We are so delighted to have shared Nanny’s lovely birthday celebration.  It was wonderful to see her spend so much time ‘remotely’ with her family, which she really enjoyed, then we were thrilled to spoil her with some pampering and a delicious cake. On behalf of everyone at the home, we’d like to wish Nanny a very happy birthday.”