Birthday celebrations at MHA Pennystone Court as resident turns 100

22 June 2022

There was a party atmosphere at MHA Pennystone Court as family, residents and staff came together to celebrate a resident's 100th birthday.

Betty Holt was treated to a special birthday party, made even more special thanks to a telegram from The Queen. 

The home, which has 36 places for dementia and residential care was decorated for the celebrations and the day was enjoyed by all.

After leaving school Betty worked as a secretary at her parents’ shoe factory before joining the Navy where she helped with sending clothing and supplies to the troops.

Speaking about her party, Betty said: “It was very nice to celebrate being 100 and getting the telegram from The Queen was very special.

“Celebrating the day with family, residents and the staff members was really nice and it made my day.

“I had a lovely day, and I do still feel very young in my mind, it's just my body that tells me differently.”

Chantelle Munnery, senior carer at the home said: “For Betty's birthday there were smiles all around and everyone at the home had a great day.

“There was plenty of delicious food, drinks and of course cake as well as decorations and balloons around the home.

“The main dining room and Betty’s bedroom was decorated, and there was plenty of singing and dancing during the day.”

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