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Never having to “kiss many frogs” – the secret to a long life according to 100-year-old Bristol care home resident

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A 100-year-old Bristol care home resident has revealed her secret to living a long and happy life.

Mavis Scott, from Care UK’s Trymview Hall, on Southmead Road, marked her 100th birthday on 12th March. 

Reflecting on her many happy years, Mavis shared that her fulfilled life has been meeting the love of her life without having to “kiss many frogs to find your prince”.

To mark the big day, Mavis’s family joined her at the home for a special celebration, and the team decorated the home with balloons and banners. The home’s talented Head Chef also baked a birthday cake for everyone to enjoy. At Mavis’ request, a special appearance was also made by none other than Father Christmas.

Commenting on the occasion, Mavis said: “I had such a wonderful Christmas here at the home that I was delighted Father Christmas could come for my birthday – I knew it was really Matt, the maintenance man, but it was fantastic fun. 

“It was lovely to be spoilt for the day and have my family visit – the team made such a fuss of me and I received my card from the King!”

Nicole Anderson, Home Manager at Trymview Hall, added: “Mavis is a much-loved resident here at Trymview Hall and we all had a wonderful time celebrating her special day.

“We work hard to support residents to lead fulfilling lives, and marking special occasions and birthdays plays a huge part in this. We love any excuse to celebrate the amazing people living here at Trymview Hall and Mavis’ birthday was no exception. Everyone had a wonderful time toasting Mavis’ birthday and listening to her share memories from her long, happy life – and having a spring l visit from Santa really was the icing on the cake.

“We’re all incredibly privileged to have Mavis as part of the Trymview Hall family – happy birthday!”

Mavis was born in Liverpool in 1924. Mavis first met her late husband, Bill, through her brother, as the two were close friends. Together, Mavis and Bill had two children, Andrew and Peter.

Bill worked in the civil service, so Mavis and her family moved around the country following Bill. Keen fans of walking, Mavis and Bill climbed many mountains together across England, Scotland and Wales – their favourite place was the Lake District, with Striding Edge holding special memories of enjoying a homemade picnic with the beautiful view.

Now, Mavis enjoys walking, taking part in the many quizzes and activities at the home, and listening to live music.

Trymview Hall is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, dementia and short-term respite care. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hair salon and café.

Open to new residents

Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5DW

Trymview Hall

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

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