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Pegg is a favourite at Grafton Aged Care

Last Friday was a very special day for Grafton Aged Care Home resident Pegg Burnell.

Pegg celebrated her 100th birthday enjoying a morning tea with residents and staff and her many relatives who had travelled from as far away as Townsville and Melbourne to mark the occasion.

Her room at the home resembles a florist shop at the moment with vases adorning every available space and in between the vases are all the cards wishing her the best.

In the lead up to her birthday celebrations, Pegg and a group of residents were treated to a pamper morning where, in between facials and having their nails done and cups of tea, they discussed the many changes in fashion, beauty and lifestyles during the past 100 years.

Pegg is the poster girl for a healthy lifestyle at the home and is the first to attend daily exercises despite having mobility problems. She doesn’t let her low vision get in the way of her Bingo and loves socialising, bus outings and spending time with those whom she has formed close friendships with.

When we decided to volunteer at Mend and Make Do in South Grafton, Pegg’s compassionate nature shone out and was ready to help by packing essentials for those less fortunate. She may not be able to see well but does a fantastic job counting the items to go into bags.

Pegg has a cheerful disposition and a welcoming smile for everyone. She is a much-loved resident of our home.

Congratulations Pegg!

Judy Preston