Patcham Nursing Home resident, Len Goldman, has enjoyed celebrating his 104th birthday with fellow residents, a relative and staff members.
The home was filled with cards and balloons as Len Goldman marked his special day with a full English breakfast and a birthday cake featuring his favourite photo printed on the top.
Throughout the day, Len received lots of presents and birthday wishes. These included a digital photo frame gifted to him by the home so he can display his favourite family memories from throughout his life. Len, who is a keen poet, was also surprised with special bunting, made by activities coordinator Paula Grout. The bunting included the verses from some of the poems that Len has written printed on the side.
As part of the birthday celebrations at the home, Len was also joined by his daughter, Fleur, in the home’s garden for a special socially-distanced afternoon tea.
Len, who is a former history teacher, was born in Weston-Super-Mare in August 1916. Len then moved to Brighton as a child. In addition to his keen interest in poetry, he has published a number of books about his life growing up in Brighton and his experiences in India during the war.
Len said: “I had an amazing birthday; the staff members at the home really went above and beyond to make my day special. My favourite part of the celebrations was definitely seeing my daughter, Fleur. The period of restricted visits has been tough, but it felt very special being able to see her again to celebrate this milestone together.”
*Len’s birthday was during August when outdoor visits where possible at the home.
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