Local Hero Peter Celebrates 101st Birthday Surrounded by Love and Community at The Belmont

March 25, 2024
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The Belmont luxury care home in Worcester proudly celebrated the remarkable life and milestone birthday of one of its cherished residents, Peter, who turned 101 years old on the 11th March 2024. Peter’s journey, filled with resilience, love, and community spirit, has touched the hearts of everyone at The Belmont and beyond.

Born in Worcester in 1923, Peter’s adventurous spirit led him to volunteer as an air gunner at the age of 19, serving for three years during World War II. After his service, he ventured to India where he met the love of his life. Together, they built a life in London, sharing decades of joy until her passing in 2014 due to dementia.

In July 2022, Peter returned to his roots in Worcester for a holiday with family, but his stay at The Belmont became more permanent as he decided to sell his London home to be closer to loved ones. Embracing the warmth and care of The Belmont, Peter found a new home and a community where he flourishes.

Peter’s 101st birthday was a testament to the love and admiration he inspires. The Belmont organised a surprise party attended by residents, family, and friends. Home Manager Sandie Preece’s initiative to gather 101 cards from the community saw an overwhelming response, with 457 heartfelt cards flooding in from schools, businesses, and neighbors. Among them were 220 handmade cards personally delivered by Mollie from Canvey Junior School a local school to Longview care home in Essex, who was deeply moved by meeting Peter. Mollie added “It was crazy that I got to meet someone of 101 in my lifetime, he was such a lovely man, and I will remember him for ever.”

Expressing his gratitude, Peter shared, “I am overwhelmed by the love and kindness shown to me on my birthday. The support from The Belmont and the community means the world to me.”

The celebration continues as Peter eagerly anticipates watching his favorite football team, Arsenal, thanks to the efforts of The Belmont’s Well-being lead and staff who reached out to secure tickets. Peter’s love for his family, friends, and football shines through, bringing joy to all who know him.

Sandie, Home Manager of The Belmont, expressed, “Peter is the heart and soul of our community, embodying kindness and joy. We are grateful for his presence and the light he brings to us all.”

Peter’s remarkable journey reminds us of the power of community, love, and resilience. His legacy at The Belmont continues to inspire and uplift all who know him.