Poplar Resident turns 80 in video call partyToday, a special Resident at Alexander care home, in London, celebrated her 80th birthday. 

Mrs Deserine Paul and her husband Mr Anthony Paul, both Residents at the home, celebrated Deserine’s 80th birthday together. 

The event was held in their room and the couple were joined on a Zoom call by their son, daughter and up to 30 friends and relatives who phoned in from different parts of the world. 

The Zoom call lasted for nearly an hour but was well spent. Mrs Paul, who has vision loss, was very glad to hear the different voices that she would have recognised over the years from both family and friends. 

Simon, Wellbeing Coordinator, presented a large birthday cake and an 80th birthday card to Mrs Paul. 

The highlight of the day was singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Mrs Paul altogether via Zoom (which was not at all easy!)

Deserine commented, “Oh my how nice to hear you again!” and added, “I won’t forget this.”