Dorrie’s 100th

As a long-standing resident of Chipping Norton for over 23 years, Dorrie is part of the tapestry. Dorrie is a much-loved resident at Penhurst Gardens care home and enjoys the weekly carpet bowls game where she reigns supreme, having won a consistent supply of chocolates and other small prizes!

On 2nd October 2021, Dorrie celebrated her 100th birthday. Dorrie has unequivocally stated that she does not feel 100, proving this with daily, regular walks and frequent visits out into the garden. Dorrie also enjoys exercise classes and regularly attends outings, showing no signs of slowing down.

Although Dorrie requested no fuss on her 100th, after returning from a special celebration with her family, residents and friends gathered in the Penhurst Gardens Bistro to congratulate Dorrie with a specially prepared cake, card and to sing Happy Birthday. As pink Champagne was toasted, swing music played in the background with residents happily dancing.  Happy 100th birthday Dorrie!