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Buchanan Court resident celebrates milestone birthday

January 30th 2019


A resident at Buchanan Court celebrated her 102nd birthday with family and close friends. 


Birthday celebrations were in full swing at Buchanan Court when resident Megan Butcher marked the impressive milestone. 

The surprise afternoon tea party was hosted by the team at the care home, and included a large strawberry-filled cake as well as a performance from a Welsh choir. 

The youngest of eight siblings, Megan was born on 14th January 1917 in Tonypandy, South Wales.  She moved to London aged 14, where she met her husband Jack. She then went on to work for McVites as a machine operator in the evenings, before becoming a nursery teacher.

Megan travelled all around the globe in her younger years, and visited an array of countries, including Australia and Egypt. A sports lover, she had a passion for roller skating, running and ballroom dancing, which she later taught others as she polished her skills. She also enjoys football, and regularly attended Tottenham Hotspurs’ games, her favourite team.

Ruth Halls, home manager at Buchanan Court, said: “We love celebrating the special days like birthdays to ensure the residents feel at home. Megan has been with us for five months, and everyone here at Buchanan Court loves hearing the stories of her adventurous past. She brings a lot of energy to the home, so it was wonderful to celebrate another incredible milestone with her.

“We held a special surprise party and she had a really wonderful time celebrating with her family and friends.”


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At Harrow’s luxurious Buchanan Court, we have everything your loved one needs to enjoy an enriching and engaging lifestyle. With beautifully decorated en-suite rooms - our ground floor rooms even open directly onto the landscaped gardens, Buchanan Court offers a caring, compassionate home for your loved one. Just a short walk from Sudbury Hill underground station on the Piccadilly line, as well as close to main bus routes, the home is perfectly situated too. Residents can enjoy the welcoming café, hair and beauty salon, have a drink in the home’s own pub, or watch their favourite film in our on-site cinema. Activities and entertainment are a key element of life here at Buchanan Court, and your loved one can join in with any activities they wish, from gardening and quizzes to baking, or even helping around the home. The home has a stunning garden space, including gazebo, water feature and greenhouse that residents enjoy both helping to maintain as well as relax in with loved ones. Supporting your family member through the transition into care, the experienced team at Buchanan Court design a tailored care plan for each resident.

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