Resident In Merseyside Celebrates 100th Birthday

Lena-Chester-Turns-100A resident at Shevington Court Nursing Home, which is based in Prescot and is part of care home operator Bondcare St Andrews, has celebrated her 100th birthday with special guests.

Lena Chester, who grew up in the area and used to be a fever nurse, celebrated her milestone birthday with the Mayor of St Helens, Councillor Geoffrey Pearl, who presented her with a card from the Queen and a bouquet of flowers.

Lena’s daughter, Joan Bryant, and her grandson, Christopher McCutcheon, also enjoyed the party, which included a buffet provided by Chef Vicky Brown, a birthday cake and entertainment by local variety performer, Ken Eddy.

Based on Holt Lane in Rainhill, Shevington Court care home provides residential, nursing and palliative care for up to 46 elderly residents.

Lesley Wilkinson, Manager at Shevington Court, said: “It was fantastic to see Lena enjoying herself and sharing her special day with her family, who she always loves to see. It was great to have some VIP guests at the home and I’d like to say thank you to Councillor Geoffrey Pearl for visiting the home.

“Myself and Lena would also like to say a special thank you to Pat Nevitt, Activities Co-ordinator at the home, who was instrumental in organising the celebration.”