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The Essex Cares Blog

Violet turns 100!

< Return to Blog list | Jan 26, 2016

Last week we had the honour of celebrating Violet’s 100th birthday, a customer at our Hogarth & Lions Wellbeing Hub, Brentwood.

Violet was surrounded by her loved ones on the big day with her close friends Elsie, Eileen and the two Dot’s helping her tuck in to a delicious Victoria sponge.

“I’ve been so overwhelmed by the celebrations at the centre. It’s been a wonderful day!”

Born in 1916, Violet has lived through two World Wars and has watched the world dramatically change around her. A talented seamstress, she watched technology develop from its primary stages including the machines she used throughout her career.

When we asked Violet what’s her elixir: “Scrabble! Keeping the mind active is my big secret to a long life.” 

Hope you had a great birthday Violet.

Hogarth & Lions Wellbeing Hub supports adults with a wide range of mental health conditions including schizophrenia, dementia and Alzheimer’s. It offers a wide range of stimulating activities that help customers to retain existing skills, learn new ones, increase physical and mental activity.


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