An appetite for living

PUBLISHED: 15:05 21 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:54 06 May 2010

Doris Breacher with (left to right) home manager Sylvia Clarke
and carers Kate Lumm and Linda Spicer

Doris Breacher with (left to right) home manager Sylvia Clarke and carers Kate Lumm and Linda Spicer

DORIS Breacher proved she still has an appetite for life and food when she celebrated her 101st birthday with egg and bacon for breakfast and a Chinese meal in the evening. Still keen on bingo, tea dances and a game of snakes and ladders, Doris celebrated

DORIS Breacher proved she still has an appetite for life and food when she celebrated her 101st birthday with egg and bacon for breakfast and a Chinese meal in the evening.

Still keen on bingo, tea dances and a game of snakes and ladders, Doris celebrated her birthday at the residential home in Quince Court, Engayne Avenue, Sandy, on Thursday, with staff and family.

Doris moved to Quince Court when she was 98 from her home which was across the road having been one of the first residents in Engayne Avenue when it was built in the early 70s.

"She is a wonderful woman," said her grandson Stuart Norris, who lives in Bedford.

"She just loves life and certainly still likes her food. She even started knitting again when she was 100.

"Quince Court laid on a party for her and we took in a Chinese meal in the evening which she loved."

Paula Brooks at Quince Court said: "Doris suffers from arthritis but other than that is fit and well and enjoys a lot of activities here like bingo and she loves sitting playing snakes and ladders.

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