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Westerham Care Home Resident Celebrates 103rd Birthday

A resident at Westerham Place care home in Westerham has celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family at the home.

Hilda Graty, known to her friends and family as Mickie, a nickname that she was given during the war, enjoyed a party with fellow residents and members of her family.

Mickie worked with her husband helping him to run the family building business and has been living at Westerham Place since August 2016. She enjoys birthday celebrations at the home with her friends and family each year.

Mickie has two children, David and Gill, and a granddaughter named Gemma. She also has a niece named Joanna who came from Holland to help her celebrate her special birthday.

Mickie is a keen participant in Westerham Place’s activities and is an animal lover who particularly enjoys pet therapy sessions.

Claire Davis, home manager at Westerham Place, said: “Mickie is an enthusiastic member of the Westerham Place family and we have loved spending this special birthday with her.

“We all thoroughly enjoyed the birthday party and hope Mickie had a wonderful time.”

Mickie said: “It was just wonderful.”

Mickie’s son, David, said: “We looked at so many cold and manufactured care homes when looking for a home for mum, and Westerham just isn’t like that. It is a home from home and all the staff are absolutely brilliant and you can see they love doing their job. We have had no concerns ever.”