100-year-old reveals her secret to a long life

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A resident at Hartismere Place has celebrated her 100th birthday, attributing her long and happy life to enjoying her family and living each day to the fullest.  

Helen Haynes celebrated the impressive milestone with family members, friends and residents at Hartismere Place on Castleton Way on Monday 8th July. She also paid a special birthday visit to the cinema to watch her favourite musician, Andre Rieu, perform in his 2019 tour. 

Helen’s centenarian status was marked with a birthday party at the home, where she was also presented with her official telegram from the queen. 

Revealing the secret to living to 100, Helen said: “It’s very simple. Spending time with family and enjoying life to the fullest is the key - feeling like you have done something with your life is extremely important.”

Abhilash Gopi, home manager at Hartismere Place, said: “We always like to make an occasion of birthdays, and Helen’s 100th was no exception. She has made many friends here, all of whom enjoyed celebrating with her.

“It was a pleasure to be able to join Helen and her family for such a wonderful occasion – I’m sure her birthday card from the Queen will be a topic of conversation for a long time to come as she was so overjoyed to receive it!”

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