Ivor Coles celebrates his 90th year by sharing his 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!

Ty Eirin presents Ivor Coles

Ivor celebrated his 90th birthday in April, the same month as the Queen.

Originally from Tonyrefail, Ivor is well travelled reaching places as far as New Zealand, Australia and the North Pole.

At 14 years of age, Ivor was working down in the mines for 2 days a week. Ivor married May – a Welsh actress – and went on to have 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl.

Ivor has never met the Queen, but he does blow here a kiss whenever she is on TV. He thinks the biggest change over the last 90 years is that women have become more independent and have far more freedom nowadays – which is a great thing.

Now a resident at Ty Eirin, Ivor loves playing dominoes and enjoys music.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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