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20 November

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Happy 103rd Birthday Vera!

Happy 103rd birthday Vera!

Today is a very special day for one of Local Solutions’ older service users, Mrs Vera Burke who celebrates her 103rd birthday.

Vera was surrounded by her loved ones for the occasion and Chief Executive, Steve Hawkins felt privileged to join them in marking the event.

The spritely centenarian treated her guests to a few songs from her youth and passed around stunning photographs of herself from days gone by.

A 19 year old Vera.Karen Yeowart is the Care Co-ordinator who oversees Vera’s care package of whom Vera commented; “I know I’m safe when this lady is around.”

Despite her age Vera still lives in her own home aided by carers from Local Solutions’ Homecare service. She has two carers attend four times per day.

Vera, born in 1907 when King Edward VII was reigning, began her working life as a nanny at the age of 15 and later married Phillip who was an electrician. They had four children, one of whom sadly died as a child.

At present, Vera has seven grandchildren Vera treated her guests to a few of her favourite songs.and eight great grandchildren. Vera’s granddaughter, Catherine commented: “She is a wonderful person and we are all so very proud of her.”

For those wishing to know Vera’s secret to longevity; she has always abstained from drinking alcohol and smoking!

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