Birthday celebrations at MHA Engelberg as resident turns 100

09 April 2022

There was a special birthday celebration at MHA Engelberg as one resident turned 100 years old.

To mark the occasion a party was hosted for resident Vera Hardy by staff and gifts included a special telegram from The Queen.

The dining room was decorated with banners and balloons in preparation and a special table tennis themed cake was prepared to acknowledge Vera’s love for table tennis.

Speaking after her party Vera said: “It was really nice of the home to organise the party for me and I still can't get over it.

“I love staying at MHA Engelberg and was so happy when I was told they had a place for me.

“I am really well looked after and the staff and residents are amazing, God has looked down on me very well, if God doesn’t come himself he sends replacements.

“Turning 100 is special but for me age is just a number, I keep on going and that about it really.”

Vera with her telegram

Claire Picchi, acting home manager said: “Vera is a well loved member of our Engelberg family and staff worked really hard to make her birthday memorable

“We recently learnt that Vera travelled the world playing table tennis so naturally her birthday cake had to represent this.

“Her favourite instrument is the harp and one of the activity coordinators actually has a harp. Sadly she couldn’t be with us on the day but sent a special birthday video message to Vera with a rendition of happy birthday.”

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