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Former Teacher at Roden Hall Turns 100!

Posted: 25-11-2022

Beautifully decorated cake with 100 topper next to gifts and a card

Resident Kate Davey from Roden Hall Care Home in Telford celebrated her 100th Birthday on 20th November, accompanied by her family, fellow residents, and care home staff.

Born ‘Kate Betty Woodcock’ in Market Drayton in 1922, Kate lived in her birthplace until aged 23, before marrying Alan Davey in 1946. Kate ran the ‘Henry Tudor House’ school wear shop in Shrewsbury and taught Domestic Sciences to senior pupils at the Pontesbury School. Happily married for fifty years, Kate and her husband welcomed two children, Martin and Betty, and two grandchildren, Sebastian and Christopher. 
Roden Hall marked Kate’s 100-year milestone with a balloon-filled party in the home’s lounge, where community singer Alexandra White performed, and cake and champagne were served for the residents. Kate proudly received a signed card from King Charles and the Queen Consort, as well as a hamper and vintage cup and saucer gifted by the residents and staff. On the day of her birthday, Kate’s family took her out for a celebratory lunch. When questioned on her secret to long life, Kate advised: “work hard, play harder and have a glass of red wine!”.
Karen Robinson, the Lifestyle Coordinator at Roden Hall, said:
“We were delighted to come together to celebrate Kate’s 100th birthday. Kate loves to take part in many of the activities here at Roden with the other residents, especially the ‘Knit and Natter Club’ as a keen knitter. Many of our residents crafted their own personal cards for Kate as she is a popular member of the Roden Hall family. We were honoured to share her happy day and we hope she had the wonderful birthday she truly deserves”
Operated by award-winning Rotherwood Healthcare, Roden Hall offers luxury Residential and Nursing Care. For more information, contact  01952 743159