Dorothy Ives, who has been a Resident at Sutherland Court since January 2013, celebrated her 102nd birthday surrounded by balloons, cards and her most favourite thing, chocolate.
Dorothy still loves to have a game of bingo with a cup of tea and even though she is 102, staff often say she will give you a piece of her mind if she thinks you have stepped out of line.
Most of all, Dorothy loves her cuddles and kisses and says her secret to long life is ‘being nice and king to people and most importantly, to be happy.’ Dorothy was treated to some lovely cake as staff and Residents sang happy birthday to her.
The home celebrated its second 102nd in two weeks, after Resident Dorothy hit the milestone on May 15th. On June 2nd, it was Betty Plumley’s turn.
Sutherland Court’s very own Queen Elizabeth, Betty Plumley, also celebrated with staff and surrounded by balloons as she proudly showed everyone her letters from the Queen herself. Betty was also treated to some lovely cards and her favourite thing, Maltesers.
Betty loves her chocolate and cakes but most of all she loves dogs, so the team at the home can’t wait for the dogs to be allowed to come back into the home, where she can give them a big hug again.
Sutherland Court Home Manager, Judith Snowden said: “It was amazing seeing Dorothy and Betty enjoying thier special day.”