Worthing Care Home Resident Receives Mayoral Visit for 102nd Birthday

Haviland House resident Audrey Moore has celebrated her 102nd birthday, with a special visit from the Deputy Mayor & Mayoress of Worthing, town crier, Bob Smytherman and a party in her honour, organised by care staff.

Marjory ‘Audrey’ Dicker was born on 16th March 1920 in Portsmouth, to Percy and Olive. She met her husband and only sweetheart, John ‘Rusty’ Moore while attending VE Day celebrations in London.

The couple settled in Worthing after having their two daughters, Susan and Jane. Before moving to Haviland House in 2018, Audrey loved nothing more than walking up and down Worthing’s seafront and promenade. She has also travelled far and wide with her family, including to America, Canada and South Africa, as well as taking luxury cruises to Norway and The Baltic States.

Haviland House, a specialist dementia care home that is part of Worthing charity Guild Care, celebrated Audrey’s milestone birthday with a party where she was joined by family, fellow residents and staff.

Members of the charity’s Ashdown Club, which offers short breaks for children aged 5-12 with learning disabilities, also presented Audrey with a card that they had made.
When asked what her secret was to living a long life, Audrey attributed it to ‘happiness, wine and her people.’

Haviland House’s Health and Wellbeing coordinator, Eileen Garbutt, said: “Audrey is one of the dearest, most polite ladies I’ve ever met. She always looks beautiful with her hair and make-up done. We love hearing her stories about the many adventures she has had with her loving family. She’s very much a treasured member of our Haviland House family, so it was a pleasure to be able to celebrate this special day with her.”

 

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