Euroa Gazette

106th birthday celebratio­ns for Euroa resident

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A SPECIAL celebratio­n was held at Euroa’s Granite Hill care facility resident Jean Hodges, who turned celebrated her 106th birthday this past weekend.

Ms Hodges family were there to take part in the celebratio­ns with a cake along and a happy birthday singalong by local singer Di Mackrell.

Daughter in law Thelma Hodges said the event was a wonderful occasion and thanked the aged care facility for the cake.

“She’s lived in Strathbogi­e for 34 years and been here at Euroa for about ten years and just loves her gardening,” Thelma Hodges said.

“She loves the CWA and up until a year ago kept on being involved in Vision Australia meetings too.

“There is a wonderful active aspect of her life and is quite a pioneer lady.”

Thelma also believes her mother-in-law’s secret to longevity was her ability to look out and care for others,

“Her friendline­ss and taking people under her wing helped her out in her life passions as well,” Thelma Hodges said.

The gathering saw relatives come from Tasmania to celebrate the occasion with a large get together at Albert’s Cafe on Sunday.

 ??  ?? MAKE A WISH: Jean Hodges, who celebrated her 106th birthday at Euroa Health’s Granite Hill on Friday, cutting her celebrator­y cake. Daughter in law Thelma credits her longevity to her constant want to be active in all activities.
MAKE A WISH: Jean Hodges, who celebrated her 106th birthday at Euroa Health’s Granite Hill on Friday, cutting her celebrator­y cake. Daughter in law Thelma credits her longevity to her constant want to be active in all activities.

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