Someone special was born 100 years ago today…

On the 9th of November 1923, in the quaint surroundings of 3 Goodwin Street, Islington, a precious baby girl came into the world. Her proud parents, May and George named her Doris May.

Fast forward to the 9th of November 2023, and we find ourselves at a momentous occasion as Doris May reaches the remarkable age of 100. Her life has been a tapestry of love, woven together by her dear family and a circle of cherished friends who have stood by her side through the years.

Over the past three years, Platinum Care Solutions has been honoured to be part of Doris’s life journey, supporting her in her quest to maintain independence within the familiar confines of her home. Her loving family has encircled her with unwavering devotion throughout this chapter of her life. Though time may have taken its toll on the agility of her body, her spirit remains as vibrant as ever. Doris has a remarkable sense of humour that continues to captivate those around her. Her sharp wit often leaves her caregivers in stitches as she passionately shares her opinions on matters of government, monarchy, and the ever-changing world.

Despite the challenges brought on by her advancing age, Doris stands firm in her choices and finds solace in the reassuring familiarity of her cherished surroundings. Even as dementia has made its presence known, she takes delight in singing along to the timeless tunes of yesteryears, effortlessly recalling the lyrics to golden oldies. Occasionally, she surprises her audience with her quick wit and naughty riddles! Zoe, one of her caregivers, can’t help but express her admiration, saying, “There is no one quite like Doris. Her remarkable journey isn’t just about reaching the incredible milestone of 100; it’s also about her unwavering humour and indomitable character that make her an absolute joy to support.”

Doris is not only the matriarch of her family but also a shining beacon of strength, buoyed by the unceasing support of her devoted daughter and beloved grandson. Her journey serves as a testament to the power of humour and resilience in the face of life’s trials, a living example that facing adversity with a smile and inner strength can overcome all obstacles.

As we gather to celebrate this momentous occasion, we wish Doris May a Happy 100th Birthday. From all your caregivers and the entire Platinum Care Solutions Group, our hearts are brimming with love for you. May your centenary be filled with warmth, laughter, and the continuation of your inspiring journey through life.