100 years since Day Dot

100 years since Day Dot

On Tuesday 20 March, Dorothy celebrated her 100th birthday at Uniting The Marion in Leichhardt. Among the guests who gathered to mark the milestone at the aged care home were four generations of Dorothy’s family, fellow Legacy members and some of her closest friends. The birthday soiree was celebrated in style with cake, champagne and a letter from the Queen, and the aged care home looked more like a florist with flower deliveries that didn’t stop all day.

Dorothy had an “unforgettable afternoon” and the Fiesta of Dot continued into the weekend with more celebrations with family and friends.

After 100 turns round the sun, Dorothy still knows how to enjoy life by keeping her mind and body active and says this is the secret to her longevity. She loves going out with her daughter for lunch and pampering appointments at the salon and gets a kick out of Happy Hour and choir practice at Uniting The Marion.

16 years ago – at the tender age of 84 – Dorothy became a registered genealogist and, over five years and multiple trips around the world, successfully traced her family’s history back 600 years.

Dorothy says that the advantage of living a long life is more time to spend with family and friends.

“I like to know that other people are enjoying themselves and happy,” she said.

Happy Birthday to Dorothy from all of us at Uniting.

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Dot is seated an proudly showing the letter sent by Queen Elizabeth II congratulating her on her birthday. The letter is framed and also contains a picture of the Queen.

Dot shows her letter from Queen Elizabeth II

2 Comments
  • Anne Steggels
    Posted at 23:23h, 28 August Reply

    Aunty Dot
    You are a kegend

  • Rosa zarbo
    Posted at 17:44h, 26 August Reply

    She looks great for her age Happy 100 Dot

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