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Catherine Papa celebrates her 90th year by sharing her story

The theme for Care Home Open Day this year focuses on celebration and the Queen’s 90th birthday. Here at Four Seasons Health Care we thought it would be nice to share some of our resident’s stories who are also celebrating their 90th year!

Beechcare presents Catherine Papa

Catherine aka Rena will turn 90 in August.

Born in Grantham, a small village in Scotland, she left to go to college in Perth to study typing and book keeping. When the war started Rena joined the Army. Her ideal job was to drive the lorries, but unfortunately she was too small to fulfil this role, instead she settled into a clerical worker role.

Rena was given the day off to celebrate the Queen’s coronation. She watched it on the TV before going to a dance. She was posted to Egypt after the war and met her husband there, he was a Chief Chef.

Rena would like to swap places with the Queen, but only for a day to see what it’s like.

Now a resident at Beechcare, Rena enjoys spending her days relaxing and joining in with the activities held in the home.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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