Kathleen Shaw, the third oldest individual in Surrey (31st oldest in the UK), is a resident at Knowle Park Nursing Home. Turning 109 on the 4th of August, Kathleen spent her big day with fellow residents, and long-distance family and enjoyed some of her favourite foods; BBQ and cake!
Originally from Grantham in Lincolnshire, Kathleen moved down to Surrey to become a secretary for the board of London Buses and has remained in the county ever since.
Throughout the day, Kathleen was joined by loved ones including her son and grandchildren from America, as well as a live local performer, Alex Eberhard, and a visit from the local vintage ice cream truck, Moooh!
Stating the secret to a long and healthy life is “eating broccoli and carrots”, Kathleen shared a few words about her birthday celebrations and said: “Everyone is so very kind and what a lovely day I am having. I can’t believe all this is for me!!”
Kathleen moved into Knowle Park back in July 2018, where she keeps herself busy and active. She enjoys a regular walk around the gardens of the home, watching The Chase and spending time with her loved ones.