Resident with a love for singing celebrates 100th birthday

A beloved resident at Magna Care Centre in Wimborne known for her love of singing, has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Doris Davies, was born on 14th January 1924. Doris married her husband when she was 21 years old. Her husband was in the RAF during World War Two. They were supposed to get married in June 1945, but her husband sent her a telegram in January saying ‘I will be home for the wedding on Saturday’.

To celebrate her 100th Birthday, Doris was treated to two parties, one thrown by her loving family and another with her friends and the team at the home where the residents surprised her by making her favourite fruit cake and her favourite entertainer stopped by to perform for her. The team also presented Doris with 100 birthday cards they had collected in the run up to her special day as well as receiving a card from the King and Queen.

When asked what her secret to a long life is, Doris replied, “I am interested in other people and my activities keep me going. I often say, ‘It is better to do something rather than nothing.’ I think it is important to keep social and positive, connecting with people, creating relationships and connections.”

Kayleigh Frulli, Home Manager at Magna Care Centre said, “Doris is an amazing lady to have as part of the Magna family. I have had the pleasure of knowing Doris for 11 years. Doris and I spend a few quiet moments each week, as we call ‘putting the world to rights.’ Doris has an abundance of wisdom, and I am always grateful for her support and ideas on how to enjoy life to its fullest.”

Magna provides residential and nursing care on a permanent and short stay basis. If you are looking for a care home and want to find out more about our home call us on freephone 0808 223 5541.