Edna Webb was ‘moved to tears’ when her care home in Rothley, Mountview, gave her a 100th birthday to remember.
Edna, who was born in April 1923, woke up on the morning of her 100th birthday to a special breakfast with her friends at Mountview, where she was adorned with a sash and tiara.
Receiving over 300 birthday cards, including one from King Charles III, Edna said she was ‘speechless’ at the amount of birthday wishes she had been sent.
After breakfast, Edna visited the care home’s on-site salon to have her hair done before her birthday party.
Edna was delighted when she entered her party to find the lounge filled with her family members, coming from as far as Portsmouth, ready to celebrate her 100th birthday.
The room was buzzing with excitement as everyone sung, danced and told their favourite stories about the birthday girl. Edna said,
‘I was moved to tears by the effort everyone had gone to for my birthday. Since moving into Mountview, I feel as though I’ve gained even more daughters to love in the people who care for me. I can’t wait for my 101st birthday!’
As Edna’s birthday came to a close, Edna was asked what her secret was to living a long and happy life, to which she responded,
‘The secret is to make sure you live everyday to the fullest, and to have a loving family around you. I don’t regret one thing; I’ve loved my life so far!’
Stacie Weaver, the Home Manager at Mountview, said,
‘We can’t thank everyone enough for helping us to give Edna the 100th birthday she deserves. Edna is such a huge part of our home, everyone adores her, so to see her have such an amazing birthday is a memory we’ll all cherish.’
Mountview is a residential and dementia care home located on Loughborough Road in Rothley. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and landscaped gardens, it is rated ‘GOOD’ by the Care Quality Commission.