St Joseph’s celebrates Kitty and Winnie’s winning ways

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Not just one, but two residents at the 22-bed St Joseph’s care home in Bognor Regis recently celebrated their 103rd and 102nd birthdays. Kitty Sands celebrated her 103rd birthday with Mass, a celebration lunch and a party which lasted all afternoon, hosted by a Cockney entertainer dressed as a Pearly King, with plenty of dancing and the other residents. Winnie Booth also chose to spend her special day with Mass and a celebration lunch, and had a chorus of carers sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to her and present Winnie with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Sadly, both Winnie and Kitty have since died, but live on in everyone’s memory as gracious ladies who loved all things Lancastrian and sporting, as well as the odd pub lunch! Kitty also enjoyed pub lunches as well as spot of Scottish dancing in her wheelchair and songs in her room. Staff at St Joseph’s, which is operated by the Benedictine Sister of Our Lady of Grace and Compassion, say both ladies had been a tremendous asset with thei

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