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“Have fun, be kind and just enjoy it!” – 107-year-old Bath care home resident shares the secret to a long life

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A 107-year-old Bath care home resident has revealed the secret to living a long and happy life.

A very special birthday celebration took place at Care UK’s Rush Hill Mews, on Clarks Way, when resident Margery Crocker, turned 107 years ‘young’. Reflecting on her many happy years, she revealed the secret to a long life is to ‘have fun, be kind and just enjoy it!’


To celebrate, the care home team hosted a surprise afternoon tea party for Margery with her family and friends, complete with balloons and banners – and a special birthday cake baked specially by the home’s talented head chef. 

Margery was born on 31 August 1915 in Norton St Phillip. After finishing school, Margery worked as a maid while also maintaining a busy household with her husband, Ronald, who she married in 1960 and their son, Mervyn. 

Passionate about the arts, Margery continues to nurture her creative nature by regularly enjoying tapestry and drawing classes at the home, with flower arranging her favourite pastime.

Caroline Carter, General Manager at Rush Hill Mews, said: “It was absolutely wonderful to see the big smile on Margery’s face when we surprised her with an afternoon tea party. Here at Rush Hill Mews, we always like to throw a party for special milestones – and Margery’s 107th birthday certainly called for a big celebration!

“It was fantastic to help her celebrate this incredible age with her family and friends here at Rush Hill Mews with a surprise afternoon tea party, and to raise a glass to her fantastic milestone. We could all learn a lot from Margery's advice for living a long life – cheers to Margery!” 

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, Rush Hill Mews incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities. The home has been configured to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities and encourage social interaction among the residents.

For more information on Rush Hill Mews, contact Home Admissions Advisor at Rush Hill Mews, Millie Haines, on 01225 685751 or email or visit:

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Clarks Way, Bath, Somerset, BA2 2TR

Rush Hill Mews

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

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