Cyril celebrates milestone birthday

Home Instead client, Cyril Crookes, celebrated his 90th birthday on 13th October with a small tea party for family and friends at his home in Chapeltown, Sheffield.

Karen Dennis and Sandra Trout from Home Instead in Sheffield dropped by to wish Cyril ‘Happy Birthday’ and to deliver a delicious birthday cake. Cyril has been receiving home care from Home Instead for the last 18 months and has become good friends with his Caregiver, Gary Eato.

Cyril’s daughter, Sandra, says that Gary has made a real difference to Cyril’s life and the service gives her and the family peace of mind, knowing that Cyril is in such good hands.

Cyril retired 10 years ago from running his grocery shop which used to be part of the house he still lives in.

When asked the secret of a long life, Cyril said, “You need to continue working for as long as you can as it keeps you active and young at heart.”

Home Instead is rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading at home care providers. Their service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, medication reminders, shopping and errands to personal care. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Photo caption: Cyril with his Home Instead Caregiver Gary Eato with Cyril’s daughter, Sandra