Edna serenaded by family outside care home on 100th birthday
PUBLISHED: 07:13 11 August 2020
Social distancing did not stop this centurion from celebrating her special day with more than 50 great-grandchildren, as well as staff and residents at a Clevedon care home.
Edna Simmons, who has lived at Poets Mews, on Two Cherry Avenue, since it opened in September 2019 was also serenaded by a crowd of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren from outside.
She received dozens of cards and gifts, among which was high tea, served on fine bone china, donated by a lady living in the area.
Wellbeing co-ordinator Kazi Wood said: “We can’t have relatives visiting residents inside the care home, so between 50-60 of Edna’s great-grandchildren turned up and sang happy birthday to her from outside.
“A lady in the community kindly donated the bone china, and we had a lovely time celebrating. Everyone partied and after she enjoyed eating some of her cake, Edna went for an afternoon snooze.”
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