Birthday celebrations at Hornchurch care homeResidents came together at HC-One’s The Hornchurch care home as Resident, Gladys, celebrated turning 98 years of age.

Gladys enjoyed first opening her cards that she received in the post from family and friends, as the room was decorated with balloons and banners in her honours, which she was pleasantly surprised with.

Before her family were due to arrive for the celebrations in the afternoon, Gladys paid a visit to the home’s salon to enjoy a wash and blow dry, hair style and then a manicure.

She was taken into the garden after being pampered, to be greeted by four of her family members to celebrate her birthday – a surprise she definitely was not expecting! They all enjoyed a lovely chat and some homemade birthday cake.

Hornchurch Home Manager, commented: “We’ve really enjoyed being able to make Gladys’ birthday special, we’ve loved being a part of the day.”