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Andover nursing home resident celebrates 99th birthday 

A resident at Andover’s Millway House, has just celebrated her 99th birthday. 

Margaret Oldfield was born in the roaring 20s, in March 1924, when the country had a renewed sense of optimism, after the ending of the Great War. Nearly a century on, the Andover care home resident is full of joy after celebrating another milestone birthday. 

Joined by her daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters, the 99-year-old was treated to an indulging afternoon tea at Millway House and was given flowers and cards from family and friends. 

The great-grandmother said her birthday was “one to remember”, and staff at Millway were thrilled to see Margaret enjoying the special celebrations. 

Home Manager Claire Lousteau said: “Margaret is a lovely lady and it’s been fantastic to see her enjoying herself with family today – next stop, 100!” 

Millway House is part of Sears Healthcare and CEO Richard Adams is pleased to hear that the team gave Margaret the birthday treatment she deserves. 

He said: “At Millway House we are a nurse-led care home, so our approach focuses on providing a home-from-home for our residents while we meet their healthcare needs. I’m so glad to hear that Margaret enjoyed her special day.” 

Born in Belgium, Margaret met her husband, Percy, when he was serving as an English soldier in Germany. The couple moved to London in 1947, where Margaret worked as a supervisor in the toy department of a large Co-op store. Her family moved to Kent in the 1980s and then on to Basingstoke in 2001. Margaret moved into Millway House in May 2022. 

The 99-year-old has two daughters, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. 

Situated on the outskirts of Weyhill near Andover, Millway House offers excellent accommodation for nursing, dementia and end of life care. 

For more information, visit www.millwayhouse.co.uk