Edna celebrates her 100th birthday
Umina resident Ms Edna Taylor celebrated her 100th birthday on October 20.
"I've had such a wonderful life and can't believe I made it to 100," she said.
The daughter of a World War I Anzac, Ms Taylor lives in the Jack Aldous House at Peninsula Village.
"I was lucky enough to share my birthday with all my family and friends from Jack Aldous House as well as the staff at the village," Ms Taylor said.
Ms Taylor joins eight other centenarians at the village: Ms Beatrice Abrahams, Ms Norma Petersen, Ms Frances Dawson, Mr George Jackson, Ms Dorothy Callister, Mr Gordon Briggs, Ms Joy Lewis and Ms Phyliss Hill.
Peninsula Villages chief executive Mr Shane Neaves said he believed that maintaining an environment of inclusion, independence and support was crucial to longevity in full-time care.
"There are not many places where you'll find nine centenarians living at the same address.
"We're in the middle of a process where we are changing our care methodologies and we think it's going to really improve the experience here at Peninsula Villages," he said.
"People are living longer and moving into residential aged care at a later age which means we are adapting our services and our models of care to ensure we can cater for our community of seniors now and long into the future."
Website, 24 Oct 2019
Shane Neaves, Peninsula Villages
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