Anne Connor, a resident at Sunrise of Hale Barns celebrated her 104th birthday on 14th January.
Anne moved to Sunrise of Hale Barns in March 2019, and she lives in the care home’s Memory Care Neighbourhood.
Anne was born in Dundee in 1917 and moved with her family to the Manchester area when she was quite young. She worked all her life in a variety of jobs, particularly those requiring quick numerical calculations. Anne could add up a column of numbers amazingly fast and with great accuracy.After her retirement, Anne was an intrepid traveller, often visiting her brother in Canada and going on a tour of California on her own. She was never too fond of exercise and any exercise Anne did take had to be able to be done in stilettos and without disturbing her hairstyle.Anne has now survived two global pandemics, the Spanish Flu in 1918 and Covid-19.
The Sunrise of Hale Barns team members organised a window visit for Anne’s family on her birthday. She was delighted to see them and blew them lots of kisses through the window.
The team members at Sunrise of Hale Barns made sure Anne’s day was special as they celebrated with her. They organised balloons, a lovely cake and a gift, and during her family visit the team sang happy birthday to Anne as her family watched through the window, Anne loved the attention.
Natalie Gribben, Memory Care Coordinator at Sunrise of Hale Barns, said:
“When I think about Anne, I always think about how sassy she is, she definitely has a ‘fire in her belly’. She is an incredible woman, and we are so impressed she is still able to walk at 104!”