A resident at Connaught Court, in York, has celebrated her 100th birthday.
Doris Lee enjoyed a celebration with fellow residents and staff at the Home, along with gifts, flowers, and a card from King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla. Doris was treated to a wonderful dinner out in York, and then more celebrations with a beautiful cake and a concert with her daughter.
Doris was born on 7 March 1923 in London. She later moved to St Albans and then to York, to be closer to her family.
Doris worked as a Secretary at de Havilland Aircraft company in Edgeware, London where she met her husband William. They married in 1947 after the Second World War and had two children, Graham in 1951, and Joyce in 1953. Today, Doris also has two grandchildren, Lorna and Douglas.
Doris enjoys keeping active; she takes daily walks around the Home’s extensive grounds, and sees her family often. Doris moved to Connaught Court in early 2021, and is one of the eight centenarians living at the Home.
Her secret to having a long and happy life? She says:
I’ve had good years and good luck! Love your greens and get plenty of TLC. I’ve always been busy, and it’s kept me young; I’m too busy to get old!
Fran Tagg, Activities Coordinator at Connaught Court, said:
At the Home, staff are amazed how fit and active Doris is. She’s fitter than us younger ones! She takes part in all the activities and is a live wire in the quiz department. Doris is a credit to her family and a lovely lady.
[Summary: Doris Lee, a resident at Connaught Court, in York, celebrated her 100th birthday. She enjoyed a celebration with fellow residents and staff at the Home, along with gifts, flowers, and a card from King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla.]