Happy Birthday Marjorie! Resident at our Essex care home celebrates landmark 100th

New Copford Place care home staff and Air Raid Jive posing with Marjorie at her birthday party

Marjorie Wood, a resident at New Copford Place care home, recently celebrated her landmark 100th birthday. 

She was born in November 1919 and grew up in Tooting, South London. Marjorie has lived at our Essex care home for nearly six years and is a much loved member of the Friends of the Elderly family.

Marjorie with her son Peter and daughter YvonneShe was overjoyed to be presented with her very special centenary birthday card from the Queen. To make the occassion even more special, the card was presented by the Mayor of Colchester, Nick Cope. Marjorie was so happy, she held the card up and kissed it – and couldn’t stop smiling!

The team at our Essex care home also arranged for entertainment troupe to perform. Air Raid Jive brought the birthday party to life with the sounds of the 40s and 50s. Everyone got involved with the fully interactive and musical war-time sing-a-long. Marjorie, her family and all her friends at the care home had a wonderful time enjoying the music and merriment.

Marjorie said: “I was in my 20s during World War II and have many fond memories of the songs that were around then. I particularly like the Lambeth Walk. It was great that this was one of the songs we sang with the entertainers.”

Mayor of Colchester, Nick Cope presenting Marjorie with her card from the Queen

In 1948, Marjorie married Dick Wood and has two children Peter and Yvonne. Now, Marjorie has five grandsons and numerous great grandchildren. Both her son Peter and her daughter Yvonne were at the party with their spouses, along with Marjories grandson David and his wife. 

Marjorie added: “I used to work in a pharmacy and later a deli before I moved from South London to Witham in Essex. Since being a resident of the care home, I have made so many new friends. I’m so lucky and fortunate that the care home team went to so much trouble and effort to make my 100th birthday so special – it’s a day I will never forget.”

New Copford Place care home in Colchester, Essex offers residential care provided by a well-trained and compassionate team. For more information email enquiries@fote.org.uk or call 01206 210 397.