Great-grandmother Dorothy Greenfield celebrates 103rd birthday

PUBLISHED: 11:34 02 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:34 02 October 2017

Dorothy Greenfield and family. Photo: Keith Larby

Dorothy Greenfield and family. Photo: Keith Larby


Staff at Westerham Place care home threw a party for the popular resident

A great-grandmother celebrates her 103rd birthday at a Westerham care home today.

Staff at Westerham Place organised a party for Dorothy Greenfield, who is being treated to an afternoon of tea and cakes, as well as entertainment from local singer Joe Phillips.

Born in Pinner Middlesex, on September 18, 1914, she was the third of six children and married George Greenfield, a young airman, in January 1939.

She followed him to Ontario, Canada, where he was posted during the war, and in 1943, they had a son, David.

When Mr Greenfield retired from the RAF in 1968 he and Dorothy moved to Sussex and had a bungalow built, which they named ‘Gedo’.

They were visited there by their family until 1997, when her husband passed away.

Mrs Greenfield then moved into Westerham Place, where a party is held every year for her birthday.

She has told the care staff at the home that she looks forward to receiving another telegram from the Queen when she reaches her 105th birthday.

Home manager Claire Davis, said: “Dorothy is a lovely resident and we are delighted to celebrate her special day in style.

“She is a very popular resident with staff and her fellow residents, and we all know her well as she has been part of the Westerham family for more than 20 years.

“We are looking forward to hosting further community events and celebrations at Westerham Place, and would like to wish Dorothy all the very best on her 103rd birthday.”

Westerham Place, on Quebec Square, is currently managed by Healthcare Management Solutions and provides residential care for up to 33 older people.

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