Claudine’s 100th Birthday

Today we had yet another big birthday celebration at Cedar Care Homes, Claudine Hastings 100th!

Claudine was born in South Africa. After a 3 week whirlwind romance with her husband Jack (who proposed to her via telegram) they moved to Bombay and India before finally settling in the UK in 1953, where they had their two sons Tony and Colin.

Claudine loved to sing and dance and during the war alongside her two sisters, they would perform to entertain the troops. She also loved to spend time in her garden, play tennis and was a very keen painter.

Today at Larkhall Springs Nursing Home, we had a small gathering of friends, family and residents to enjoy a buffet, some cake and listen to some fantastic songs by Rob Cook. We also had a very special visit from Mayor and Mayoress of Bath to deliver Claudine’s birthday card from the queen!

We would like to thank everyone for coming along and also a big Happy Birthday to Claudine! 


Evelyn’s 105th Birthday!

Last Friday on the 23rd of November one of our amazing residents Mrs. Evelyn Scudamore turned 105 years old!!

Living in and around Bristol all of her life and the eldest of 9 siblings, Evelyn has always been known for her loving, caring and warm personality.

From the age of 17 Evelyn worked in the care industry as a mental health nurse. Her first job was at the Fox’s Hospital, (now known as Brislington House) before moving onto Stapleton Hospital, where she looked after soldiers suffering with mental health issues following WW2.

On Friday we held a small gathering of close friends and family for Evelyn, popped a bottle of bubbly, enjoyed a slice of cake, danced and listened to some of Evelyn and her families fantastic stories.

Evelyn said “Thank you to everyone for coming, although I’m at a great age, I still have my memories”

When we asked her what the secret of her long life was she replied “Plenty of cabbage!!”

Evelyn is certainly well loved at Gracefields Nursing Home, by both the carers and residents alike and a true inspiration to all of us. We would all like to take this opportunity to say a massive Happy Birthday to her!