A resident at Connaught Court, in Fulford York, has celebrated her 106th birthday.
Dorothy Dixon, who has lived at the Home for seven years, received lots of cards, presents, flowers and chocolates.
Kind-hearted staff at the Home arranged a lovely birthday with a small party with her family, with cake, prawn cocktails and prosecco.
Dorothy was born and raised in Tunstall, near Catterick on 26 August 1916. She was the youngest of 10 children. As a young woman she trained as a nurse at Harrogate General Hospital and went on to become Ward Sister at a hospital in North Allerton.
Dorothy got married during World War II and had two children. She now has five grandchildren and six great grandchildren!
Dorothy is known at the Home for her love of horse racing. She says that she doesn’t bet on the horses these days, but that she’s been very lucky in the past, predicting who might win.
Dorothy is ‘amazed to still be here’. She said:
I can’t believe I’ve outlived the Queen! It must be my daily banana!
Asked what her advice would be to younger generations, Dorothy said:
Work hard and play hard. It’s important to do both and to make sure you get a balance.
And look after yourself. It’s vital that we take care of ourselves.
Fran Tagg, Activities Coordinator said:
It was an honour to celebrate Dorothy’s 106th birthday at our Home. She’s a remarkable lady!
[Summary: Dorothy Dixon, a resident at Connaught Court, in Fulford York, has celebrated her 106th birthday. Kind-hearted staff at the Home arranged a lovely birthday with a small party with her family, with cake, prawn cocktails and prosecco.]