A centenarian from Loftus celebrated her landmark birthday with a little help from staff at Coast & Country Housing’s Independent Living Service, HomeCall, who have supported her to continue to live independently in her own home.
Mary Webster, who was born 31st August 1916 in Nunthorpe, has lived in the area all her life. She has continued to live independently in her Loftus home with the assistance of the HomeCall service.
Mary has three sons Eric, Alan and Keith and eight grandchildren. Her youngest son Keith, lives in Mexico and returned home to celebrate Mary’s 100th birthday with her. The family organised a surprise 100th Birthday party for Mary with all of her friends and family present enjoying home-made afternoon tea. A smiling Mary said “I’m delighted that all of my family are here with me today, from all over the world! I used to go dancing with some of my friends here, I doubt we could still dance today though!”
HomeCall staff were honoured to be invited by Mrs Webster’s family to present her with flowers on her big day. Jason Lowe, Head of Independent Living at Coast & Country, said: “To reach 100 years old is a fantastic achievement in itself, but the fact that Mary is living in her own home and living independently is incredibly rewarding that HomeCall has helped her achieve this.”
Throughout her life, Mary worked in various hotels in the Whitby area, originally coming from a farming background and her husband worked in the steelworks at Skinngrove for over 35 years.
Mary’s hobbies included dancing and listening to music, she still enjoys listening to Val Doonican.
HomeCall offers bespoke care and support through a variety of different services geared towards supporting elderly and vulnerable people to live independent and fulfilling lives.
Photo: Mary Webster with Toni Stainthorpe of HomeCall.