At 104, care home resident Ann says the secret to staying young is keeping busy and active – and surrounding herself with lots of people!
The aptly named Ann Young is the matriarch of five generations. She has a daughter, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. And there is another one on the way at Christmas!
Born in Dundee on 16 August, 1918, Ann is the second oldest of five children. She always disliked being called Sarah and is called Anna by her family and Ann by friends and acquaintances.
After attending Glamis Road Primary and Logie Secondary, she worked in the Keiller jam factory in Dundee. She also worked as a clerical assistant and shop assistant, working her way up to Assistant Buyer at DM Browns, a landmark department store at the time in Dundee.
She married Jack in 1939 and gave birth to two daughters, one of whom passed away in 2015. As well as attending church, Ann loved Scottish country dancing, ballroom dancing and holidays abroad. She also played the piano and was a talented dressmaker, knitter and cook.
The team at Balhousie Moyness made Ann’s day extra special with a gorgeous cake and party.