Pat turns 95 and par­ties with verve

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

AT 95, Clare­mont res­i­dent Pat Perkins is show­ing no sign of slow­ing down.

The grand­mother, who turned 95 last week, was treated to a surprise birth­day party at Kings Park’s Next Gen­er­a­tion Health Club, where she works out four times a week.

More than two dozen women from the health club at­tended the surprise party, which was or­gan­ised by Dalkeith res­i­dent and aquaro­bics class­mate Dorota Mon­teiro.

“She is the old­est, but she is so amaz­ing,” Ms Mon­teiro said.

“I have never seen any­thing like it; she is still lift­ing weights and runs too.

“We or­gan­ised a cake for the party and she blew out all the can­dles, no prob­lems at all!”

Ms Perkins’ fit­ness regime in­cludes vis­it­ing the gym twice a week and tak­ing part in aquaro­bics classes twice a week.

She said reg­u­lar ex­er­cise was one of her se­crets to liv­ing a long life.

“I have 16 stairs at home, so I’m up and down all day,” she said.

Keep­ing the mind ac­tive was also very im­por­tant, Ms Perkins said.

“Apart from go­ing to Next Gen­er­a­tion, I’m also in­volved in sev­eral groups, such as the Bridge Club and the West Coast Com­mu­nity Group.

“It keeps the brain tick­ing over. “I’ll keep go­ing (to Next Gen­er­a­tion) and keep­ing busy for as long as I can.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d465661

Pat Perkins with gym buddy Dorota Mon­teiro at her surprise birth­day party last week.

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