‘I don’t feel a day over 80!’, reveals 100-year-old Poole resident

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A Poole care home resident celebrated her 100th birthday on the 28th June with a special party packed with entertainment. 

Beatrice Simpson, a resident at Care UK’s The Potteries, on York Road, celebrated becoming a centenarian on 28th June with a garden party full of her friends, family, and team members at the home. 


Birthday celebrations were in full swing with The Potteries team going above and beyond to ensure Beatrice had a celebration like no other, complete with a buffet, balloons, bunting, and live entertainment. 

Aware of Beatrice’s love for ballroom dancing, the care home team organised local vocalist, Kelly Lorraine to sing classic songs from across the decades, including an array of mix from the 40’s to the 60’s, Beatrice loved them all. Accompanying Kelly’s vocals, up and coming dancers Florence and Hugo, from DFS Street Jam, provided an afternoon of ballroom style dancing which brought smiles and applauses from residents and the team. 

Raising a glass for the occasion with her care home family, Beatrice said: “I don’t feel a day over 80!”.  Beatrice enjoyed most about the day was seeing family and friends who travelled afar.

Zita Turner, Home Manager at The Potteries, said: “We always like to throw a party for important milestones, and Beatrice’s 100th birthday was no exception. With the sunshine out in full, we were able to give Beatrice a fabulous garden party that was enjoyed by all. 


Beatrice brings a very special energy to the home – she’s always positive and has many incredible stories to tell. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating Beatrice’s birthday, and she was particularly pleased to receive her official card from the Queen – we certainly marked the occasion in style!

Zita TurnerHome Manager

Beatrice was born in Knightsbridge, London, in 1921. During her working years, Beatrice was a typist in the Civil Service. Passionate about communicating and serving her local community, Beatrice continued in this role until her retirement. 

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, in addition to the Namaste room, the care home also boasts its very own cinema and hair salon. There is also plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation. The home has a comprehensive activity programme, offering a mix of themed events and group activities.

For more information about The Potteries, please call Customer Relations Manager, Caroline Hearne, at caroline.hearne@careuk.com or call on 01202 069 835.

For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/the-potteries.

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187 York Road, Broadstone - Poole, Dorset, BH18 8ES

The Potteries

The Potteries

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

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