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Kathleen Celebrates 101st birthday with ‘Dalmatian’ Themed Party

Published: Wednesday 22nd January 2020


Kathleen Treharne has celebrated her milestone 101stbirthday, marking the special day with a ‘101 Dalmatians’ themed birthday party thrown by the care team at her home, Bowbridge Court in Newark on Trent.

Kathleen was born and raised in Newark and has lived there her whole life. After leaving school, Kathleen’s first job was at Webb’s Woollies making knitted baby clothes until the Second World War broke out and she began making hats, scarfs and gloves for soldiers on the front line.

Following the war, Kathleen married and left her job to focus on raising her daughter.

Kathleen’s surprise birthday party had a ‘101 Dalmatians’ theme and the care team made sure the day was extra memorable by dressing up in black and white spotted outfits. Kathleen was presented with giant foil ‘101’ balloons and a delicious two-tier Dalmatian themed birthday cake which

was made by Bowbridge Court resident chef, Paul Woolley. She then enjoyed a birthday lunch with her daughter and friends and family.

Kathleen, who has lived at Bowbridge Court since 2013, said: ‘I can’t believe how many lovely surprises I have had today! To say I am 101, I feel as if I am only 40 around the carers as everybody here makes me feel young again!’.

Gaynor Smart-McCann, Bowbridge Court Home Manager, said: ‘It is important to us when we have a birthday to make that resident feel super special and we are so glad to see how excited Kathleen has been. It has been our pleasure to organise this surprise party to commemorate such a

milestone birthday’.

Bowbridge Court residential and dementia care home has all the finishing touches you would expect from a warm and welcoming home. All 54 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling the care team to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible.