Care home resident beats two pandemics to celebrate 104th Birthday

Anne Connor, a resident at Sunrise of Hale Barns celebrated her 104th birthday meaning she has survived two global pandemics, the Spanish Flu in 1918 and Covid-19 in 2020.

Anne moved to Sunrise of Hale Barns in March 2019, and she lives in the care home’s Memory Care Neighbourhood.
Anne was born in Dundee in 1917 and moved with her family to the Manchester area when she was quite young. She worked all her life in a variety of jobs, particularly those requiring quick numerical calculations. Anne could add up a column of numbers amazingly fast and with great accuracy.

After her retirement, Anne was an intrepid traveller, often visiting her brother in Canada and going on a tour of California on her own. She was never too fond of exercise and any exercise Anne did take had to be able to be done in stilettos and without disturbing her hairstyle.

The Sunrise of Hale Barns team members organised a window visit for Anne’s family on her birthday. She was delighted to see them and blew them lots of kisses through the window.

Date Published: February 24, 2021