LILIAN Power may have turned 104, but that hasn’t stopped her enjoying the occasional Chinese takeaway or sitting down for a friendly game of cards.
Originally from Birmingham, Lilian moved to Rayner House in 1999. Over the past ten years she has made some good friends at the Damson Parkway home and is a popular resident.
Lillian is still remarkably sprightly for her age and on her birthday went out with her friends and then enjoyed a glass of wine and a bit of cake at the home.
Jane Kenny, of Rayner House, said: “She’s still fit and well and likes to keep active. She does a bit of ironing when she feels up to it and likes to play cards or bingo. Sometimes she likes to have a glass of sherry or go to the Chinese.
“She’s a really good-natured, friendly woman who is very popular with everyone who meets her.”
Lilian might be the home’s oldest resident, but several of her friends are only a couple of years younger. Three of the residents will be turning 100 within the next 12 months and another two will be celebrating their 99th birthday next year.
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