John Richardson celebrated his 104th birthday on Tuesday 4th February surrounded by family members, local nursery children, the Mayor of Bishop Auckland Councillor Joy Allen, fellow Residents and staff at HC-One’s Eden House care home in Bishop Auckland.
Born on 4th February 1916 in Ferryhill deanbank pit houses, John met and married his wife Veronica and went onto have a daughter, Norma, and two grandchildren, Caroline and Simon. John enjoyed gardening and walking in his younger days and has worked as a chef in the British Army and a patrol man for British Rail.
To celebrate his milestone birthday, John was joined by his family, local nursery children and the Mayor of Bishop Auckland for a special party which included a magic show for the younger guests and a traditional afternoon tea.
When asked what his secret to a long life is, John said that he believes its being content with what you have.
Located on Cockton Hill Road, Eden House offers short and long term care packages for older people needing residential and residential dementia care. The home is also proud to have a 9.8/10 average user rating on the sectors leading comparison website, carehome.co.uk.
Eden House Home Manager, Emma Wade, said: “I am so pleased were able to help John celebrate his special day, the smile on his face really said it all.”