Celebrations have been in full swing at Windmill Manor as a resident reaches her centenary in style.
Phyllis Macaree was joined by staff, relatives, friends and other residents as she received a telegram from the Queen in recognition of her landmark birthday. A party was held at the home and guests enjoyed a special birthday cake made by our home's Head Chef.
Phyllis was born on 24th August 1918 in Northiam, Devon. She met her future husband, Howard, when he was on leave from the army in 1940. They had one daughter, Wendy, who first met her father aged three and a half due to his service duty during the war. Phyllis was a house wife, but offered her services voluntarily in a children’s eye clinic and in hospitals. Being a member of the Women’s Institute, Mother’s Union and Bible Group, Phyllis led an active lifestyle before coming to Windmill Manor, where she is enjoying a new chapter of her life.
Among those relatives attending Phyllis’ birthday was Wendy and Peter, her daughter and son-in-law, and Matthew, her grandson. It was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the past hundred years, and it was wonderful to be with Phyllis on this very special day.