Win celebrates being 100 years young!

Posted May 11, 2018

Great-great Grandmother, Winifred Williams, a resident of our Arthur Jenkins Care Home in Blaenavon, celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday 8 May surrounded by family, fellow residents, carers and staff at the home.

Our staff at Arthur Jenkins organised the special get together which included a buffet, gifts and a birthday cake made by the home’s cook. There was also live entertainment from soloist Jack Wood which had residents singing and clapping along. 

A special part of Win’s birthday was receiving a telegram from the Queen as well as letters from the First Minister of Wales and the Secretary State of Wales and a telegram from the Department of Work and Pensions to acknowledge the significant milestone.

Born in Pontnewynydd, Mrs Winifred Williams nee Evans left school at 14 and went to work as a maid in Abersychan. She later married Thomas James Williams known as Jimmy who was a miner and they had a daughter, Marilyn.

Win, as she likes to be called worked for a number of years at the Royal Ordnance Factory Glascoed. Her last job was as a domestic at County Hospital in Griffithstown until she left to look after Jimmy who was in poor health and sadly passed away in 1982. Win lived at home on her own with support until she moved into Arthur Jenkins in 2013.

Win enjoys all the activities and entertainment that take place at the home. She is also very much involved with our intergeneration project with local school Blaenavon VC Heritage School and Busy Bees Nursery and looks forward to going out to visit them and welcoming them when they visit the home for different projects.

Denise Shanahan, deputy manager at Arthur Jenkins, told us: “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate Win’s special birthday and it’s lovely that so many of her family and friends enjoyed the party. We’re proud to offer the best levels of care and encourage our residents to remain active members of our local community – something that Win is a testament to. The home always has plenty going on, which makes it a very happy environment for all.”

Arthur Jenkins Care Home provides residential accommodation for 29 older persons both male and female, in two separate units. The first until is a 13 bed dementia unit while the second is a 16 bed residential unit including one respite bed. To find out more or to arrange a visit please call the home on 01495 790319.