Rita turns 100 at Gilwood Lodge

A resident of Gilwood Lodge Nursing Home in Blackpool has reached the age of 100 – and enjoyed a grand party with colleagues, family and friends to celebrate.

We prepared a buffet and created a beautiful chocolate cake featuring 100 candles for Rita, a retired nurse who used to work at the former Our Lady of Compassion Hospital in Blackburn.

An entertainer sang golden oldies that generations of guests could sing along to together – and the home was decorated with balloons and streamers.

Our deputy manager, Amira, said: “It was a great day. Rita got her picture in the local paper and her family members travelled from as far afield as Canada to be with us.”

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