Newcastle-upon-Tyne care home Resident celebrates 102nd birthdayA Resident at HC-One’s Sutherland Court care home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne has celebrated her 102nd birthday in the home.

Dorothy Ives, who has been a Resident at Sutherland Court since January 2013, celebrated her 103nd birthday surrounded by balloons, cards and her most favourite thing, chocolate.

Dorothy still loves to have a game of bingo with a cup of tea and even though she is 102, staff often say she will give you a piece of her mind if she thinks you have stepped out of line.

Most of all, Dorothy loves her cuddles and kisses and says her secret to long life is ‘being nice and king to people and most importantly, to be happy.’ Dorothy was treated to some lovely cake as staff and Residents sang happy birthday to her.

Sutherland Court Home Manager, Judith Snowdon said: ‘It was lovely seeing our Dorothy spoilt she is one in a million and just seeing her smile removes any stress around you.’