Monday 16th of May was a day to remember for May Draper, real name Alice, as she celebrated her 101st birthday. She was centre of attention for the day when her residential home, Rugby Care Centre, threw her a birthday party to celebrate reaching the remarkable age. She was surrounded by her family, friends and staff at the home and it certainly was a joyous event for all.
May has been a resident of Rugby Town since 1940, after she married. She has two daughters, Doreen and Janet, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. May had an unsteady start to the year; when she moved into Rugby Care Centre following discharge from hospital, she arrived in a frail condition and was on complete bed rest. She has made great progress in the past few months and is now mobile and has an increased appetite.
The staff are really pleased with how well May has settled in and to see how happy she is socialising with her new friends. When asked how she felt about the day and her residential home, she said: “I really enjoyed my birthday party here. I love being at Rugby Care Home as it really has become like a 2nd home and the staff are wonderful to me. I also enjoy the company of the other residents as well.”