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Saffron tenant celebrates 100th birthday

Published: 11th February 2020

One of our tenants, Alice Wade, celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend. Alice has been with Saffron since 2002.

More than 70 people attended her birthday celebrations in the community room at Ogden Close in Wymondham,  including her friends, family and Saffron staff. Alice said: “The community area is the heart of the home, and really keeps me going. I enjoyed having my birthday celebrations there, I had a wonderful time.” Ogden Close is a supported scheme we have at Saffron.

Alice also received her 100-year telegram from the Queen, which she was delighted about. But it hasn’t been the only correspondence she has had from the Queen: “I’ve received two other letters previously, one was my Diamond Wedding Anniversary letter in 2002, and my Platinum Wedding Anniversary letter in 2012.”

When asked what her secret was to a long and happy life, Alice said: “Staying together with my husband for 72 years was my secret. Togetherness is very important, being surrounded by loved ones, and spreading positivity.”