Centenarian celebrates 103rd birthday at Newcastle care homeDorothy Ives celebrated her 103d birthday at HC-One’s Sutherland Court care home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Tuesday 18th May.

Born in Newcastle in 1918, Dorothy worked as manageress in a factory and married her beloved husband, Fred. Dorothy has lived a wonderful life and her favourite things in life are listening to music and eating chocolate.

To celebrate her milestone birthday, the team at Sutherland Court arranged a birthday party for Dorothy which was attended by her fellow Residents. A delicious buffet lunch was served, Dorothy’s favourite music was played and she was presented with a birthday cake and big bouquet of flowers.

When asked what her secret is to living a long and happy life, Dorothy commented that it is being happy, keep smiling but most importantly, eating lots of chocolate.

Sutherland Court Home Manager, Karen Stewart said: “It was a pleasure to help Dorothy celebrate which a special birthday, I am pleased she enjoyed her party.”

Located on Sutherland Avenue, Sutherland Court care home offers short and long term care packages for older ladies and gentlemen that require residential care and residential memory care for those living with dementia.