Staff from Somerset Care’s Sedgemoor office celebrated last
Monday as their colleague Eileen Haysham turned 80 on 23rd June. Eileen is
Somerset Care’s longest serving staff member from the Sedgemoor community base,
and was awarded a long service award for 45 years service at the company’s
awards ceremony last year.
The team held a party to celebrate Eileen’s milestone birthday
inviting fellow colleagues, her daughter and great grandchildren. Alison
Godwin, Community Services Manager for Sedgemoor community office, said,
“I am so proud to say that we have an 80 year-old Care and Support Worker,
she goes above and beyond for her service users, cycling across Bridgwater in
all weathers to make her visits. Eileen has a vast amount of experience and she
is an asset to the team and Somerset Care.”
Mary Tyler celebrates her 108th birthday and accredits her age to ‘a good cup of tea’!
On the 6th May 1904 Gladys Tyler, but known to all as Mary, was born and 108 years later she celebrated her special birthday surrounded by friends and family.
Mary is widowed and lived with her daughter-in-law until August 2011 when she moved into Oak Trees care home in Bridgwater. When asked what the secret for a long and healthy life was Mary replied, “I don’t know really, I just like my cups of tea!”
A small tea party was held in the dining area of Oak Trees on her birthday, she was joined by close family and received lots of cards, including one from the Queen. The home celebrated Mary’s birthday with a party on Tuesday 8th June and presented her with a bouquet of flowers from its parent company Somerset Care.