Care Home Surprises Resident With Family Visit on Her 104th Birthday

Doreen Adams, a resident of the Dukes Court Care Home, expected to celebrate her 104th birthday with the staff during lockdown, but was surprised to see her son and granddaughter outside ready to celebrate with her.

This video, shared by the care home, shows Doreen getting gifts and letters before a staff member pointed out guests at the door – her son Clive and her granddaughter. From inside her room, decorated for the centenarian’s special day, Doreen listened to her family members sing Happy Birthday to You through the open window.

Dukes Court staff had organized the surprise to align with visitor restrictions in place as COVID-19 precautions.

Doreen was born in Wellingborough on May 16, 1916, and grew up in the town, the Northamptonshire Telegraph reported. Credit: Dukes Court Care Home via Storyful