Who Said 100 Candles Is Too Many? Retirees at Ravenshaw Court Celebrate Landmark Birthday

12 August 2019

It was party time last week as Solihull family, friends and McCarthy and Stone staff celebrated a very special 100th birthday of retiree, Mrs Joan Jackson. 

The Ravenshaw Court Retirement Living Plus development on Four Ashes Road in Bentley Heath, marked the special occasion by throwing a party for Mrs Jackson who celebrated becoming a centenarian on 7th August. 
Guests at the event included 60 of Mrs Jackson’s close family and friends as well as the Mayor and Mayoress of Solihull, who enjoyed a spot of afternoon tea, cake and fizz. 

Mayor of Solihull, Stuart Davis, said: “It was an honour and a privilege to be able to share the afternoon with Mrs Jackson, celebrating 100 remarkable years on this earth. It was lovely to swap stories of the good old days, and more importantly, see Mrs Jackson’s entire family out in force to celebrate the special occasion.” 

Jane Mayhew, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for McCarthy and Stone West Midlands, commented: “Mrs Jackson has been a much-loved member of our Ravenshaw Court Retirement Living Plus development for four years. There is a very strong sense of community here, and events like this really help us to demonstrate how warm and welcoming this development is – as well as highlighting the many opportunities the McCarthy and Stone team creates for companionship and socialising with like-minded retirees.”

Birthday girl, Mrs Jackson, added: “I never thought for a moment that I would live to reach 100, I remember a time when I thought being 40 was old! I look back on my life with fondness of wonderful holidays and travelling, and I am very proud of my family and how hard they have all worked. My favourite era was the 1920’s and 30’s as women dressed with such elegance and the men always looked smart with their collars and ties. 

“I was one of the very first homeowners to move into Ravenshaw Court and I have made such a close group of friends. I have a tremendous amount of company being a part of the many social events that take place here regularly.  I couldn’t ask for a better birthday, being able to celebrate 100 fabulous years surrounded by my family and friends.” 

Comprising an attractive selection of 51 one and two-bedroom Retirement Living Plus apartments, Ravenshaw Court is designed exclusively for the over 70s to offer the very best in modern independent living within a safe and secure environment. 

Ravenshaw Court features a stunning homeowners’ lounge, ideal for socialising with friends; landscaped gardens; a table service restaurant serving hot, three course lunches daily; and a convenient guest suite, should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay. 

Located close to both the picturesque Warwickshire countryside and local facilities and shops, Ravenshaw Court combines the best of quiet country life with a host of amenities just down the road.  

More than nine out of ten customers would recommend McCarthy and Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation for 14 years’ running.  McCarthy and Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this accolade, which is every year the awards have been run. 

For more information about apartments available in the West Midlands from McCarthy & Stone, please contact them by calling 0800 201 4741 or by visiting www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk.

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