We recently had the pleasure of celebrating a special milestone with one of our longest standing volunteers. Earlier this month Sheila Murdoch celebrated her 100th Birthday- she has been volunteering with us at Carrington for 60 years.
Even after reaching this special milestone, Sheila has no plans of slowing down. Sheila plays the piano every Friday in one of our four residential care facilities, where she is joined by others in the music group she plays in known as ‘The Melody Makers.’
Sheila considers playing the piano as pure enjoyment for her- she grew up in a musical family and still recalls learning the piano from her mother, and another teacher back in the 1930’s.
Sheila has said that there is no big secret to reaching 100- she has been amazed by the advances that she has seen in medicine, telecommunications, technology, and science over the past 100 years.
Carrington marked the special occasion with morning tea at Paling Court for Sheila, along with a delicious cake, some flowers, and a special commemorative plaque to highlight her achievements in volunteering.
Happy 100th Birthday Sheila, and best wishes for the years ahead!
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