Birthday celebrations were in full swing at Care UK’s Mill View care home in East Grinstead, as their most senior resident celebrated her 105th Birthday.
Minnie Hunt turned 105 years old on Friday 20th June which coincided with National Care Home Open Day. Family, friends and members of the community joined Minnie and the Mill View team for a ‘Carnival Fiesta’ themed day and enjoyed food tasting, face painting and piñatas as well as performances from a local dance group.
Minnie also received a personal birthday card from the Queen which was the icing on the cake for the special day.
Soonita Shaw, home manager at Mill View, said: “Celebrating Minnie’s 105th Bbirthday here at Mill View was such an honour and everyone had a wonderful time. Her birthday was the same day as National Care Home Open Day so was made extra special for Minnie and all the residents at Mill View.
“We always take the time to celebrate special days like birthdays and anniversaries and like to make all our residents feel at home by keeping to any traditions they may have.”
Born on 20th June 1909, Minnie Hunt lived most of her life in Croydon. During WWI, Minnie and her brothers and sisters remembered seeing Zeppelin’s over-head and the bombing of Croydon Airport.
Remarkably, Minnie remained living in her three bedroom house in Croydon until the age of 102 when sadly she had a fall and broke her hip. She has since moved to Mill View, where she is nearer to her daughters.
Situated on Dunnings Road, Mill View opened in May 2012 and provides places for up to 70 people. The state of the art home has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives.