Happy Birthday Irene! Care home party of resident’s landmark birthday

PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 November 2020

Irene Freestone celebrated turning 100. Picture: Exouth House Care Home

Irene Freestone celebrated turning 100. Picture: Exouth House Care Home

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An Exmouth centegenarian celebrated turning 100 with a special party surrounded by friends and neighbours.

Irene Freestone celebrated turning 100. Picture: Exouth House Care HomeIrene Freestone celebrated turning 100. Picture: Exouth House Care Home

Irene Freestone, who has been living at Exmouth House Care Home for two years, enjoyed the celebrations her fellow residents and staff put on for her.

The former parlour maid also received a card from The Queen.

Tracy Denny, manager at Exmouth House, said: “Irene is a huge part of Exmouth house and most days will join in our planned activities.”

Irene was born in Exeter and grew up besides the quay.

Irene Freestone celebrated turning 100. Picture: Exouth House Care HomeIrene Freestone celebrated turning 100. Picture: Exouth House Care Home

Her and husband Frederick Freestone spent most of their married life living in Countess Wear.

She moved to Exmouth House in 2018 and ‘very much’ considers it to be her home.

Irene added: “There is always lots going on where I live.

“I play indoor bowls and I am in the choir where we practise every week.

Irene Freestone celebrated turning 100. Picture: Exouth House Care HomeIrene Freestone celebrated turning 100. Picture: Exouth House Care Home

“I also love to paint and there is always someone to chat with.”


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