Celebrations have been in full swing at Chorleywood Beaumont, as one of its residents reaches her centenary in style.
Nesta was joined by staff, relatives, friends, and other residents as she received a telegram from the Queen in recognition of her landmark birthday.
A champagne reception was held at the home and guests enjoyed a special birthday cake made by the home’s chef Callum Stoneham.
Nesta was born in Penwitham in 1921, at the age of 9, she was a volunteer intercommunication person in her local area during the Second World War and was involved WI Mothers union in St Albans before coming to Chorleywood Beaumont where she is enjoying a new chapter of her life.
The birthday girl said: “It’s been a marvellous day, wonderful, I am booking my birthday party for next year already”.
Among those relatives attending was daughter Heather, who played host for the afternoon to four other designated visitors.
Speaking about her centenarian mother, she said: “Nesta is and has been a fantastic mother and friend to so many over the past hundred years, and it’s wonderful to be with her on this very special day to say just how proud she makes us feel.”
Judith operations manager of Barchester Chorleywood Beaumont added: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a truly remarkable woman as she reaches this amazing milestone. Nesta is such a popular resident who always has an interesting tale to tell, and we look forward to hearing many more as she breaks into her next century.”
Chorleywood Beaumont care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals.
Chorleywood Beaumont provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for 55 residents from respite care to long term stays.