Home care company delivers unforgettable 105th birthday celebration

Home Instead Ipswich, Felixstowe and Woodbridge, recently celebrated the 105th birthday of local lady Marguerite.

A joyful day.

Home Instead Ipswich, Felixstowe and Woodbridge, recently celebrated the 105th birthday of local lady Marguerite, organising a joyful day to mark her reaching this whopping milestone.

Born in Blackburn, with an English mother and Swiss father, Marguerite has lived a remarkable life, growing up in both the UK and Switzerland. Meeting her husband at the hotel run by her father, it wasn’t long until World War Two broke out and he went to fight. Following the war, the pair went on to have a daughter, before having a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren. Aside from spending time with family, Marguerite has a love for fishing, dogs and golf.

To celebrate the monumental occasion of turning 105, Marguerite was gifted an afternoon tea at the Felixstowe Golf Club, courtesy of the golf club itself. Supporting her on the trip was Home Instead, which provides her with care at home, and EMED who gave her a lift to the golf club.

She was joined by three of her live-in care professionals Sylvia, Shona and Sharon, and Home Instead’s senior live-in care coordinator Violeta, all of whom make it possible for people like Marguerite to stay living at home when they need support. Charlotte and Shauna from EMED also helped out on the day.

On the special day, Marguerite said, “This is the best day ever and I can’t thank everyone enough! I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and I really don’t want to leave.”

Marguerite thoroughly enjoyed watching the golfers, mentioning that she and her husband used to play, although she much preferred to sit in the lounge and watch him!

A spokesperson from EMED says, “The crew were overwhelmed themselves, and said that they also had an amazing time with Marguerite and the Home Instead team. We would like to say that our crew stated how caring and lovely Home Instead staff were.”

Commenting on the birthday celebrations, the General Manager of Home Instead Ipswich, Felixstowe and Woodbridge, Joanna McCall, said, “It’s an absolute privilege to be part of Marguerite’s joyful celebrations. Like many of our clients, Marguerite needs support when leaving the house, so this really was a special day for her, and us!

“Moments like these, seeing the happiness and joy on her face, remind us of the profound impact we have on the lives of our clients, inspiring us to continue to enhance their well-being and quality of life.”