The First World War hadn’t yet begun when Lena Arger was born and she has just celebrated her 105th birthday!
Arger moved to Richmond Nantwich retirement village 13 years ago when she bought an apartment at the spritely age of 92. She has certainly seen some changes during her life, including 26 prime ministers taking office.
Arger received her fifth birthday card from the Queen, who was crowned in 1953 when she was 60. “Isn’t this wonderful – another card from the Queen!” she said, proudly showing it to her family, friends, other residents and staff at the village who joined her to celebrate at her party with cake, music and a choir comprising residents, volunteers and friends who sang Happy Birthday.
The party was specially organised by the village with head chef Wai Ng making and decorating the cake.
Hilary Minshull, care home manager, comments: “Lena is amazing and can be seen walking around every day and joining her friends for lunch. She still enjoys music and joining fellow residents for meals where she always says ‘Thank you my plum’ as she is served. We have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating this very special birthday with her.”
Part of Bupa, Richmond Nantwich is a well-established retirement village with a range of properties including village apartments, village suites and a care home built around award-winning gardens.