‘Spend Time with Family and Eat Good Food’ – Margaret’s Advice on Her 100th Birthday - Ideal Carehomes

‘Spend Time with Family and Eat Good Food’ – Margaret’s Advice on Her 100th Birthday

Margaret Marston from Haywood Lodge care home in Studley said she’s enjoyed ‘an amazing life’ after celebrating her 100th birthday.

Animal-lover Margaret was born in Birmingham in 1923. Following in her father’s footsteps when she left school, Margaret worked as a bank clerk until she retired in her late fifties.

After her retirement, Margaret spent her time enjoying the company of her many friends and her dog, Jack, and going to Wales on holiday.

In 2022, Margaret made the decision to move to Haywood Lodge. When Margaret’s 100th birthday finally arrived, her family and friends gathered in the home to celebrate her special day.

Local petting zoo, The Animal Man, paid a visit to Margaret to talk to her about all the different creatures they look after. Margaret said, ‘I love to see the animals and to be able to touch them up close.’

‘It was so nice to have my family around me on my birthday, I’ve had such an amazing life – though I do wish I was 50 again!’

Georgia Cooney, the Home Manager at Haywood Lodge, commented, ‘Margaret is such a wonderful lady, and a huge part of our family at Haywood Lodge, so we couldn’t wait to give her a birthday as fabulous as she is.’

When asked what her advice would be to living a long and happy life, Margaret answered, ‘Spend lots of time with family and eat very good food! Always keep going.’

Margaret and the other residents at Haywood Lodge are inviting their local community to their weekly Tea @ 3 event. Every Wednesday at 15:00, all are welcome to enjoy homemade refreshments, a cuppa and a chat with the residents.

To find out more please call 01527 911 005 or email Haywood.lodge@idealcarehomes.co.uk.

Haywood Lodge is a purpose-built luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 66 ensuite bedrooms, the home provides person-centred care and a
full and varied activities programme. Ideal Carehomes were named the winners of the Large Residential Care category in the LaingBuisson Awards 2022, and a Top 20 Care Home Group for the fourth time by carehome.co.uk.