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.
Somerset Care are pleased to announce that this year’s Harry Patch Award has been presented to two of their home managers. The presentation was made at the Group’s annual Christmas Managers Meeting, which was held at the County Cricket Club on Thursday 15th December.
Julie Cullis, manager of Oak Trees in Rhode Lane, Bridgwater and Diane Allen, manager of Croft House in Bridge Street, Williton were presented with a Bristol Blue Glass Bowl at the meeting to mark their achievements.
Julie, who works as the manager at Oak Trees in Bridgwater, has also been supporting the Quality Assurance process for the Group, helping to develop and co-ordinate a robust system that is used across the company.
Diane, who works as the manager at newly built Croft House in Williton has put in copious amounts of extra time and effort to the help the development of Croft House, including its’ official Royal Opening which took place in October.
Alyson Martin, Chief Executive of the Group, said, “Julie and Diane are both exceptional managers and we are proud to be able to recognise their achievements through this award”.