99-year-old Dorothy Hill has had her wish granted by staff at her residential home - to go swimming again!
Dorothy has loved swimming since the age of seven. After discussing with staff and fellow residents what things they wish they could do again, Dorothy mentioned she'd love to go for a swim.
They took Dorothy to a local pool. She said "I used to come here years ago, when I was 90, with my daughter."
Dorothy has always been active, her first job was as a dancer in pantomimes and touring shows. She then went on to work for the family hairdressing business, where she would spend most of the day on her feet. She ended up owning her own salon and worked until she was 80!
Dorothy is looking forward to swimming more regularly again and she says that she recommends swimming to everyone as she believes that staying active is the key to enjoying later life.
Twins Mary Belle and Mae Belle are celebrating their 100th birthday!
After 100 years together, the two sisters are still the best of friends. They have such a bond that they still dress alike, get their hair done together and live with each other in their childhood home.
Mary Belle and Mae Bell have never been separated from each other. They went to college together often using their identical appearances to help each other out.
After their education, the two both became teachers at the same school. After their husbands were drafted during WW2, they worked in wartime factories together. After the war, Mary Belle and Mae Bell travelled America together with their husbands. They have visited all 50 states and eight countries in Europe.
Now in their later years, Mary and Mae keep each other company. They go to the gym every day and on Fridays they get their hair done at the local salon. Mae Belle said "We've had a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful life and still do!"
Happy birthday Mary Belle and Mae Belle!
There is no cure for ageing, because ageing is not an illness – it’s a way of life #LoveLaterLife youtube.com/watch?v=0eogbx…
79-year-old Tom is running his 12th #londonmarathon this year. Here he is on the course right now. He's an absolute hero. Well done Tom. #londonmarathon2016 #charity #running #teamageuk
This Christmas, why not volunteer and help older people make new friends & be active with Get Going Together: ageuk.org.uk/ggt #GGT
Happy 100th birthday to the inspirational Elizabeth Mackenzie!
Elizabeth was the first female mayor of Scarborough. She was born in 1916 and spent her teenage years working on her parents farm before training as a nurse in London.
Elizabeth worked as a nurse through the Blitz of WW2, working her way up to the role of sister on the men's surgical ward. Elizabeth met her future husband at work, Dr Richard Mackenzie, and the two moved to Scarborough.
After marrying, Elizabeth raised her two daughters as well as doing a lot of charity work, volunteering for as many as 5 charities!
In 1981, Elizabeth followed her passion for politics and became Scarborough's first female mayor. After holding the role, she was given the honorary freedom of the borough of Scarborough. To this day, Elizabeth remains the only woman to have done so.
Happy birthday Elizabeth!