Thirsk care home join forces to celebrate residents 100th birthday


 Residents and staff at Hambleton Grange care home in Thirsk joined forces to host a special tea party for Edna Frost, who turned 101 last month.  Edna and her friends and family enjoyed tea and cake to celebrate this milestone birthday.

The event was a quiet affair this year, as Hambleton Grange went all out last year to celebrate Edna’s 100th birthday, with a race day themed party and a real horse joining in the action.

Edna was born in Strensall in the middle of the First World War as the eldest of three daughters.  She was educated at Strensall School and regularly attended the Methodist Chapel there.  After leaving school, Edna went straight into service, first at Ampleforth and then at Strensall where she stayed until her retirement.  Edna married Reg Frost and they set up home in Clifton where she lived until she moved to Hambleton Grange nearly three years ago. 

Edna had a happy marriage and remembers long walks on Clifton Ings with their Airedale dogs who were always named Jack.  Since moving to Hambleton Grange, Edna’s favourite pastime is a good jigsaw, and she also loves to welcome her friends and family to her home.  She is a family orientated lady who enjoyed cooking, embroidery and rug making.  Edna says her recipe for a long life is to work hard and have plenty of good home cooking!

Home Manager at Hambleton Grange, Julie Roper, said “We love a party at Hambleton Grange and always make birthdays special for our residents, whether it be a milestone birthday like 100 or not.  Edna had such an amazing party last year so she just wanted something low key this year, but she still got spoilt rotten!”

Through a varied programme of activities, highly nutritious food and inspirational spaces, Hambleton Grange provides residents with person-centred care, creating aspirational lifestyle choices.  The staff at Hambleton Grange like to keep residents busy with the many activities arranged on a daily basis, and they are already looking forward to making arrangements for Edna’s 102nd birthday!


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