A resident at a care home in Poole has shared her secret for living a long and happy life on her 100th birthday.
A very special birthday celebration took place at Care UK’s The Potteries, on York Road, when resident Joan Luscombe turned 100 years ‘young’ on 4th December. To mark the occasion, Joan revealed her secret was ‘being good and behaving’, as well as having ‘an apple a day’.
On her birthday this year, there was a special cake baked by Jodie White, the Suite Manager, and everyone raised a glass of bubbly to mark the occasion. The home team also organised Zoom calls for Joan so she could speak to her friends and family outside of the home.
Joan was born on 4th December 1920 in Kent. When war broke out, Joan signed up and was assigned to work in the Admiralty, a government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy, where she used her skills as a typist. Joan continued her work as a short-hand typist for the Kent Education Authority after the war.
In 1941 Joan married Bernard and they had a child together, Jenny, and moved to Portsmouth where she spent most of her life. Joan enjoys many hobbies, including knitting, and in her younger years, swimming, badminton and going for long walks in the countryside.
Zita Turner, Home Manager at The Potteries, said: “Joan is a well-loved resident at The Potteries, and it was fantastic to help her celebrate this incredible milestone with her friends here at the care home. She is a very happy, sociable person, and enjoys chatting with the team members and other residents.
“Here at The Potteries, everything we do is focused around our ethos of ensuring residents live active and fulfilling lives, so we always like to celebrate important milestones – and Joan’s 100th birthday was no exception. It was lovely to raise a glass to Joan on her special day.”
The Potteries is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation. The home has a comprehensive activity programme, offering a mix of themed events, group activities and days out.
For more information, please contact Customer Relations Manager, Caroline Hearne, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 01202 069 835.
For more general information about The Potteries, please visit: careuk.com/the-potteries