Mansfield Courier

Iris Lawson’s 100th birthday

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BUCKLAND House resident Iris Lawson is positive about aged care, even though she is living in a time of unpreceden­ted isolation.

Multiple lock-downs has not dimmed her spirits, but it is a hard thing to ponder turning 100 years old without your family and friends.

The great day began with a flood of flowers, gifts and cards including congratula­tions from HRH The Queen and our own Prime Minister.

Among the family presents was an album of photos of a young and beautiful Iris, a birthday sash, a new telephone, and an engraved crystal glass for a celebrator­y beverage.

She spent the morning with all of her family in the form of a zoom meeting; Iris was impressed with technology that simultaneo­usly linked her with loved ones around the country.

The party continued in the afternoon with her in-house family, the staff and residents who were dressed in Iris’ favourite colour- glamorous red. “You are all gems,” proclaimed Iris. “And I am glad to have my birthday here with you all.

“If I had still been at home, I would have been lonely.”

Iris was born the same year as Prince Phillip, and when Chanel No. 5 and Gucci were the coolest things around.

As the fashion icon of Buckland House, she is looking forward to her second stylish century.

She would love to take this opportunit­y to thank all of her Mansfield friends for being a part of her special day.

 ??  ?? A FULL CENTURY: Iris Lawson celebratin­g her 100th birthday with nurse unit managers Sue Shinns and Bre Dunnachie.
A FULL CENTURY: Iris Lawson celebratin­g her 100th birthday with nurse unit managers Sue Shinns and Bre Dunnachie.

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