Resident Marjorie Hamilton, who lives at James Terry Court, has shared some words of wisdom to support younger generations during Mental Health Awareness Week (19-15 May).
At age 101, Marjorie (better known to family and friends as Pat), has a zest for life that has never wavered.
Staying active has been important to me at every stage of my life,
Keen to keep up with the times, Pat enjoys using her iPad and regularly stays in touch with family and friends via FaceTime.
To support your mental health, Pat encourages younger generations to
keep busy and interested in doing things.
Pat was born on 15 November 1920 in Tulse Hill, South London; she was the eldest of five children. She was training to be an accountant when she was called upon during the war and once she finished training, she served as an ambulance driver for the remainder of the war.
In her younger days, Pat was active in her community as a member of the Women’s Voluntary Society. She ran clubs for older people in Croydon, and catered for up to 120 people.
Pat and her husband Malcolm also lived in Malaysia for several years and she taught in a local school. Nowadays, Pat keeps her mind and body active by taking part in the care home’s regular exercise classes, and she enjoys reading books and magazines. She says her secret to a long and healthy life is
to stay positive and keep going until the end.
Pat with her husband Malcolm on a trip to Worthing in 1939. Malcolm was a distinguished RAF pilot and squadron leader during the war
Pat is a fantastic personality to have at James Terry Court. At 101, she is full of life and always has a positive outlook, which helps to keep her going,
says Derek Thomas, Activities Coordinator at James Terry Court.
[Summary: Resident Marjorie (known as Pat) at James Terry Court, has shared some words of wisdom to support younger generations during Mental Health Awareness Week (19-15 May).]