Residential care home in Hinckley
Company News, Hinckley House, Hinckley, Leicestershire

Celebrating 105 years young in style!

Hinckley House Care Home went the extra mile to make Vera Adam’s 105th birthday truly magical, ensuring the day was full of laughter, love and lots of dancing.

Everyone a had a fantastic time, with Vera getting a special visit from Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Ozzy O’Shea, and Mayoress Jenny O’Shea. Ozzy commented, “It was a pleasure and an honour to meet Vera today. She is an absolutely amazing lady for 105 years of age, and even did the Twist at her Birthday party! Jenny and I had a wonderful time celebrating with Vera”.

Vera has loved dancing from an early age and was sent to a dance school by her parents, so it was no surprise that she danced her birthday afternoon away with two of her favourite performers, Glyn Morley and Rob Wilson. Glyn commented that he had, “A wonderful afternoon celebrating Vera’s birthday with Rob. We both feel very honoured to sing for this lovely lady”.

Paul Botham, Home Manager at Hinckley House, has a great friendship with Vera and was happy to share that “Vera is a very independent and vivacious lady, a lover of life! She is an inspiration to us all”.

At the end of a wonderful day, Vera said, “My birthday was lovely and I really enjoyed the entertainment and receiving my card from the Queen”. She still stands by her secret to a long and happy life, stating “Cups of tea!”, but thought it also wise to add “and fish and chips”.

Vera lives a happy life at Hinckley House Care Home, often going out for meals with friends and enjoying the varied, daily activities programme in the care home. To see more about Vera and her fellow residents, visit our Facebook page and read our blog from when we celebrated her 104th birthday last year. We don’t stop celebrating at Avery, so also check out how our oldest resident celebrated her 108th birthday!

Related stories

Dementia Action Week 2022: Dementia Podcasts UK – Avery

To mark day six of Dementia Action Week 2022, we’re putting the spotlight on our free five-episode series of podcasts...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: SENSES Tool – Avery

As part of Dementia Action Week 2022, we’re introducing the Avery SENSES tool, a framework which has been created to...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: Dementia Seminar – Avery

If you couldn’t attend our first online dementia seminar to mark Dementia Action Week 2022, don’t worry. There’s another chance...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: Our Dementia Team – Avery

We couldn’t go through Dementia Action Week 2022 without mentioning the incredible team behind Avery’s dementia care. Jo Crossland, our...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: Cutlery-free Dining – Avery

For Dementia Action Week Day 3, we’re recognising and highlighting the importance of treating people living with dementia with dignity and respect...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: Dementia Webinar – Avery

We’re here to tell you it’s not too late to sign-up for our free dementia webinar. As part of our...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: Free Dementia Guide – Avery

Dementia Action Week 2022 – Our Free Downloadable Dementia Guide Across Dementia Action Week 2022, we’re going to be raising...

Read More

Raising Awareness in Dementia Action Week 2022 – Avery

Following the success of last year’s events, we’re preparing for Dementia Action Week 2022. Throughout the week we’ll be running...

Read More

Ron the Builder

Moving into a care home doesn’t mean leaving your life and hobbies behind. Residents are always encouraged to participate in...

Read More

Avery Talk Newsletter May Issue

Welcome to the May issue of Avery Talk, our round-up of all that has happened across our homes during the...

Read More