A resident at Sunrise of Solihull care home has had a Bank Holiday to remember after celebrating her 100th birthday on 31st May.
Millie (Beryl Mills) marked the milestone in the glorious British summer sun, surrounded by several friends who joined her as she commemorated the day in her care home’s wonderful gardens.
Treated with lots of gifts, balloons, cakes and even a card from the Queen in honour of the achievement, the day was certainly one to remember.
Now residing in the West Midlands, Millie has had a life full of adventures.
Born and raised in North London, for much of her life she worked as a self-employed accountant. However, during WW2, she served as a typist in the Royal Air Force, during which time she was based in Egypt. And, as a lover of the outdoors, in her younger days Millie used to love swimming and gardening.
Now living at Sunrise of Solihull, she thoroughly enjoys the company of the other residents, and spends much of her time with them in the lounge area enjoying the various activities and entertainment that is provided by the Sunrise of Solihull team.
When asked what her secret is to reaching a century, Millie said it was “having plenty of rest!”
Reflecting on her birthday celebrations, Millie said:
“I was very shocked by all the attention I was receiving, but extremely grateful nonetheless for all the love everybody showed me.”
Speaking of Millie’s birthday, Jo Hopkins, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Solihull, said:
“Millie is so humble and kind. She is absolutely marvellous, and we love having her here as part of our Sunrise of Solihull family. Congratulations Millie, what an achievement.”
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