Care home resident celebrates turning 104 at annual summer fete

A centenarian resident at Balhousie Alastrean care home has celebrated his birthday in style at the home’s annual summer fete. James Munro marked his 104th birthday at the fete alongside residents, staff, relatives and members of the community.

Guests were treated to cake and live music, along with a visit from local charity Cycling Without Age Scotland. The charity provided rides for the residents in specially developed rickshaws, allowing them to once again experience the freedom of riding a bike whilst staying warm and comfortable.

Dawn Gardiner, Home Manager at Balhousie Alastrean Care Home, said:

“It was wonderful to see our residents out on the rickshaws and enjoying themselves so thoroughly. I’m also delighted that we were able to celebrate James’ big day whilst also connecting with our local community. We are already looking forward to doing it all again next year.”

All monies raised at the summer fete will go towards the home’s resident comfort fund.