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Dagenham care home marks resident’s 100th birthday with afternoon tea

PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 January 2017 | UPDATED: 09:01 10 January 2017

Cecilia, front and centre, celebrated her 100th birthday with afternoon tea at the Dagenham care home

Cecilia, front and centre, celebrated her 100th birthday with afternoon tea at the Dagenham care home

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A 100th birthday was celebrated with tea, cake and a look back over world events from the last century.

As well as the customary letter from the Queen, Bennetts Castle Care Home resident Cecilia Sullivan was given a memory book with newspaper cuttings for every birthday she’s had, as family came from as far as Somerset to celebrate as she turned 100 on Saturday.

Activities co-ordinator Kate Saggirs said Cecilia was thrilled to return to the Dagenham home for her birthday after being treated to lunch by her family.

“She woke up to flowers, cards and presents and was really happy to see everybody,” she said. “As she’s got older she can get quite tired but she was really spritely for the day.”

She said the 100-year-old likes to keep an active social life at the home and enjoys performances at the home by local choirs.


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