Woodland team helps resident Dorothy Daye celebrate 100th birthday

Team members organize a safe event to honour new centenarian

The Woodland Villa team rolled out the red carpet and hosted a safe event on June 15 for resident Dorothy Daye to help her celebrate her 100th birthday.

Staff members at the Long Sault, Ont. long-term care home showered Dorothy with an array of gifts, including flowers, champagne and a birthday wreath.

Dorothy was also provided with a fancy hat that read, “Look who’s 100”, and a sash to honour her on her special day.

And, of course, there was a birthday cake for Dorothy, which she kindly shared with her fellow residents and staff.

Dorothy, who has lived at Woodland Villa since 2018, was able to celebrate her birthday with other residents in small groups, and social distancing was observed in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Lisa Doran, the life enrichment co-ordinator at Woodland Villa, says Dorothy had a long, busy day amidst all the birthday wishes and gift-receiving that comes with being a new centenarian, but she was thrilled with the adulation she received on her special day.

“She loved it,” Lisa tells The OMNIway. “She was tired at the end of the day, but she loved it.”

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