19 August 2020
Anya Court resident celebrates 102nd birthday!
The first ever resident at Anya Court, our care home in Rugby, recently celebrated her 102nd birthday!
Joan Ridgway spent her special day with outdoor visits from her family in the visitor’s suites and also enjoyed a series of video calls from family around the globe – as far as Australia and New Zealand.
Joan was born on 18th August 1918 in Rugby, Warwickshire. She worked in the toy shop her dad owned on Sheep Street until she met her late husband Don Ridgway at church. The couple married in 1939 and went on to have three children.
Joan, 102 said: “To see all my family from all over the world on the big cinema screen was emotional but wonderful.” Joan also says her secret to longevity is “to enjoy a little bit of everything except alcohol!”
Customer Relationship Manager at Anya Court, Karen Handley said: “Joan was our first resident at Anya Court Care Home and she is much loved by all of us here.
“Joan is an inspiration to us all and to celebrate her 102nd birthday with her was a privilege.”
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