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105th birthday celebration for Colchester Borough Homes Resident

23 February 2018

May Bareham

On 25 February, Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) resident May Bareham is celebrating her 105th birthday. 

To mark this incredible milestone, CBH have arranged an afternoon tea party for May to enjoy with her friends, family and the staff in the communal lounge of her home in Harrison Court, Colchester. 

At 105, May is CBH's oldest sheltered accommodation resident, having lived in its accommodation since 1993. A popular member of Harrison Court's community, she takes part in all the social activities that staff organise and has been involved in deciding which fun games will be played at her afternoon tea party. There will also, of course, be plenty of birthday cake and sweet treats for all to tuck into. 

Gareth Mitchell, Chief Executive at Colchester Borough Homes says, "On behalf of everybody at Colchester Borough Homes, I would like to wish May a very happy 105th birthday. We often arrange parties for residents who reach a milestone age - the staff in our Older Person Services team have great relationships with the people living in our sheltered housing and they love the opportunity to bring smiles to their faces on such a special occasion." 

Yvonne Day, Older Person's Services Manager for Colchester Borough Homes says, "Everyone at Harrison Court is looking forward to the party, especially May, who will be celebrating her birthday surrounded by friends, family and staff."