Celebratations as Cobham care home resident reaches 100
A special birthday cake helped a lady at Tiltwood residential home, Cobham, celebrate her 100th birthday on Wednesday.
Kath Brooks, born on September 26, 1912, came to the home in March 2011 and soon became a firm favourite with the staff and other residents.
Staff had been counting down the days until her birthday and Mrs Brooks was said to be quite excited about the day.
Diana Wiltshire, manager of Tiltwood, said: “Kath had lots of visitors on her birthday and lots of cards. She was really pleased with the card from the queen.”
Staff at the residential home helped Mrs Brooks get ready for her special day by putting her hair in rollers and doing her nails for her. The kitchen chef also helped out by making a special birthday cake for the occasion.
Mrs Brooks was one of ten children and the first girl to be born of seven to her parents Charlie and Ethel. She then went on to have seven children of her own.
Mrs Brooks is a very determined lady and remains very independent with her needs. She loves her family visits although because of her dementia, will forget that they have visited.
She uses her sense of humour to get around this by saying that she expects she was asleep when they came.