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Bournemouth care home’s oldest resident celebrates her 103rd birthday

3 January 2019

The oldest resident at Care South’s Queensmead care home in Bournemouth has celebrated her 103rd birthday amongst fellow residents, friends and family.

Four generations of her family were at the home to share Gaye Gibson’s special day with her, including four week old twins, as well as staff and residents from Queensmead.

Tracey Walker, Home Manager at Queensmead, said: “We had a wonderful day helping Gaye to celebrate her 103rd birthday, it is an honour to take care of someone with so much life experience and so many stories to tell. She has an incredible, positive outlook on life and everyone at the home agrees she is a joy to be around. We hope to be celebrating lots more birthdays with Gaye at the home.”

For Gaye, the key to a long life is independence, a loving family, and of course, a glass of gin every now and again. She has been a resident at Queensmead since June 2015 and has always celebrated her birthday with cake, and not a vegetable in sight, because she hates them.

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