A RESIDENT at a care home in Widnes has recently celebrated her 100th birthday. 

Joan Douglas was born on September 27, 1921, and grew up overlooking Tower Bridge in London. 

As a young girl she joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service and after the war ended, she worked at a small printing firm where she stayed until her retirement. 

Joan and her husband Don, the love of her life, were married for 70 years and enjoyed going dancing together and having picnics on Hampstead Heath. 

They moved to Widnes in 1989, where they lived together until Don passed away earlier this year. 

Joan Douglas has lived at Trewan House Care Home for over a year and has been described as ‘part of the furniture’ by staff members. 

Lee Stringfellow, director at Salutem Care, said: “Joan is a remarkable lady who remains funny and comical, always with a smile on her face.  

“She enjoys the food at the care home and still joins in with all the activities we do despite her age!

“We are delighted to be sharing this amazing moment with her.”

To celebrate reaching such a milestone, the care home held a themed tea event for Joan’s birthday.