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105th Birthday!

Posted on 19 October 2017

Ark Home Healthcare CEO Simon Arnold visited Balby resident and Ark Service User Phyllis Golland to wish her a very happy 105th birthday. Phyllis, who incredibly only started receiving care at the age of 101, turned the milestone age on Friday 13th October, obviously not unlucky for all!

Simon, who joined Ark back in June as CEO, presented Phyllis with a bouquet of flowers to mark the momentous occasion along with Ark Doncaster Branch Manager Alison Springall. He said “it was wonderful to see Phyllis surrounded by cards and flowers, including one from the Queen! It is amazing to be part of a business, which makes such a difference to so many people and their families on a daily basis, right up to their 105th birthday and hopefully much much beyond.

Alison added "Phyllis used to cancel most of her dinner and tea calls as she was always going out watching her great grandchildren dancing, visiting garden centres or just going for lunch. It’s only in the last couple of months that she has stopped getting up, though as she said, all she needs a new a pair of legs and she would be fine. Though she did add that her secret to long life is a glass of wine a day!"