01 June 2021
Beechfield Lodge care home resident receives 300 cards for 100th birthday
A Salford care home resident celebrated their 100th birthday on Sunday, 23rd May.
Hilda Hill, resident at Beechfield Lodge care home on Eccles Old Road, was presented with a birthday cake, balloons and a birthday card from The Queen as part of the celebration.
Leading up to the momentous occasion, the care team at Anchor’s Beechfield Lodge turned to Twitter to ask the public to send Hilda birthday cards with the hopes of making it to 100. Far exceeding expectations, Hilda received over 300 cards to help her celebrate this momentous milestone. Amongst the well-wishers were pupils of Worsley College, pre-school children from Bright Horizons and residents from Anchor’s Wellington Lodge care home in Manchester. Hilda was absolutely blown away by everyone’s generosity and outpouring of kind words for her special day.
Hilda was a volunteer fire watcher at 18 and was also very involved in the Townswomen’s Guild running activities such as arts and crafts groups. Hilda moved to Swinton after getting married in 1945 and worked in an embroidery shop until she had her children, David and Margaret. She is now a proud great-grandmother of 11.
When asked her secret to a long and happy life she said:
Behave, don’t drink too much and enjoy the company of those around you.
Although it was not possible to hold a big party with all of Hilda’s family because of the social restriction in place due to the pandemic, the care team organised a special afternoon tea for her. She was joined by her son and daughter-in-law Judith for the celebration.
Jennifer Coleman, team leader at Anchor’s Beechfield Lodge, said:
Hilda is a wonderful person who brings a great energy to the home. Thank you to everyone who sent in cards and helped make her 100th birthday so special.
For more information on Beechfield Lodge care home please call 0800 085 4180.