Churchfields resident shares secrets to a long and happy life

Our resident has revealed her secrets to enjoying a long and happy life, as she celebrates her 102nd birthday.

Beryl Silwowski, a resident at Churchfields care home credits her longevity to love, fresh air and a gin and tonic. 

Beryl is an accomplished woman and one of the first to work at the BBC, where she worked as a typist in the 1940’s. She dotes on her daughters Veronica and Nina, as well as her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The 102-year old celebrated her milestone birthday in style, tucking into homemade birthday cake and opening cards and presents from loved ones.

Beryl said: “Without a doubt one of my top tips for living a happy life is getting lots of fresh air. I’ve also found that a gin and tonic a day does indeed keep the doctor away! 

“Most importantly, spread love to those around you. That’s the best tonic for anyone.”

Chris Stimpson, home manager at Churchfields, said: “It was an honour to join Beryl in her birthday celebrations and many of the residents joined in. She’s such a beloved member of the home, she inspires us all everyday.”

Despite not being able to walk, Beryl remains active by joining in the keep-fit sessions at the care home every Thursday afternoon. She also loves to play hockey, helping her stay young.

Churchfields care home is set within large grounds, including a summer house, wild garden and bowling green. Beryl still enjoys getting outside for her daily fresh air and is looking forward to the warmer months to take full advantage of the garden.

If you would like to find out more about the care we provide at Churchfields, give us a call on 01865 881440 or arrange a time to come down and visit us.

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