Nora Celebrates 100 Years

25 May 2022 News

Residents and staff at Langfield Care Home in Middleton, Manchester have come together to celebrate Nora Blomely’s 100th birthday.

Nora, born in 1922, enjoyed her special day reminiscing with staff about her remarkable and full life with her husband William, who sadly passed away in 1971. She was delighted to be surprised by visits from her two daughters and son in laws Ruth, Dave, Judith and John, three grandchildren Joanne, Lisa, and Chris and four great-grandchildren Harrison, Evan, Layton and Aaron.

Langfield in Langley provides residential and dementia care and has been home to Nora for nearly 10 years. During this time, she has built strong bonds with the carers and staff and developed long-term relationships with the other residents who she now calls her second family.

Staff organised a spectacular party so Nora could celebrate her special day surrounded by the people and things she loves, including live music from a local singer who got her family and fellow residents up on their feet dancing. She also received numerous bouquets of flowers, chocolates and sweets and lots of thoughtfully written letters, including a Happy Birthday card from the Queen. She commented, “Happy Birthday to me! I’ve had a lovely day spent with the most important people in my life and I’m very grateful to Langfield for my party. My top tips to live to 100 years old are to surround yourself with a loving family, stay active, go on lots of holidays to explore the world and drink a cup of warm water every morning to keep your skin lovely and youthful.”

Vivienne​ Daly, Home Manager said, “Everyone here at Langfield is incredibly proud of Nora and thrilled to be celebrating with her today. This special lady has lived an incredibly full and happy life over the past 100 years and we all love to sit and listen to her tales and stories from all she’s seen and battled through over the years, including the most recent pandemic. From all of us at Langfield – Happy 100th Birthday, we hope you enjoyed it.”