Apr 20, 2016
After spending most of her life in Scotland, growing up in the town Stranraer near Dumfries, Margot moved to Care UK’s Cedrus House care home in Stowmarket in August 2015 to be nearer family.
Margot said: “Family is so important, especially as I am getting older and my health isn’t what it used to be. My son David lives in Stowmarket whilst my other two children, Elizabeth lives in France and Malcolm in Scotland.
At 14, Margot left school and trained to become a shorthand typist. Margot worked as a typist for a local agricultural firm and the local council.
“I have been a typist for most of my life, and I’m still typing now!” Margot said. “Technology has changed so much over the years, I’ve now got a computer in my bedroom so I can send messages and keep in touch with my family. I speak to them now more than ever!”
Life at Care UK’s Cedrus House
As well as speaking to her family online and enjoying regular visits from her son and three granddaughters, Margot enjoys keeping active and believes it’s the key to living well at 90 years old.
“I think keeping active is the secret to long life. I keep myself busy at Cedrus House, joining in with activities like crafts and baking and exercises. My room is on the ground floor so I have a lovely patio garden where I’m hoping to plant some flower pots.
“I have a busy social life too, catching up with friends and family. I also enjoy going to church several times a week.”
What have you learned over the last 90 years?
“I’ve learned that life can be difficult but it’s important to keep enjoying yourself. Eating sensibly and exercising regularly, that’s important too.”
What do you think of the Queen?
“I saw the Queen once at a garden party in Edinburgh, though only from a distance. I was so surprised to see her – she’s very petite for such a strong and important lady! I think she’s doing a wonderful job as our Queen at 90.”
Birthday message for the Queen
“Congratulations Your Majesty, long may you reign.”
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