Yesterday, staff and residents at Ferrars Hall Care Home in Huntingdon wished Winifred Scott a happy 101st Birthday. To make things even more special, she was reunited with her family, as care home visiting resumed.

Winifred, known as Win, was born on 9th March 1920. She has lived at the Huntington Care Home since September 2018. Like many residents, Win has missed her family during the pandemic, so was delighted that her son Peter could wish her a ‘Happy Birthday’ in person following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Home Manager Susan Dunnell said, “We wish Win a very happy 101st Birthday from all the Ferrars Hall family. It was wonderful that the lockdown restrictions were lifted just in time for her to see her son in person on the big day. It was an emotional reunion and wonderful to see families getting back together.”

Win was amongst over sixty residents at Ferrars Hall Care Home to receive her first Covid-19 vaccination in January. She was very pleased to have the vaccine, commenting, “Anything to get back to normal”. Win celebrated her milestone birthday with afternoon tea with her friends at the care home. Chef Billal West baked a beautiful birthday cake, and staff gathered to sing Happy Birthday.

The Wellbeing Team at Ferrars Hall also arranged a pampering session for Win ahead of the party. “We’ve loved getting Win ready for her big day”, said Wellbeing Coordinator Gordana Reed, “Our regular hairdresser Gina has not been able to visit during the lockdown, so we’ve stepped in and done our best to make all our resident feel pampered, we can’t wait to welcome Gina back though!”.

Originally from Ireland, Win moved to England aged 17. As a girl, she was a keen dancer, winning medals in Irish step dancing. Win trained as a nurse and started at Archway Hospital in London and went on to work at Hounslow Hospital.

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