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Hard work is the secret to long life according to 101-year-old

07-Oct-14

Rose West, celebrated her milestone birthday with friends and family at Langley Haven Care Home in Rambler Lane.

"The birthday girl was very happy and was really looking forward to it.

"I asked her what the secret of long life is and she said hard work," said Roxanne Chiriata who works at the care home.

Previously living in Essex, Rose moved to the centre in April and spent the day with her son Frank West and daughter-in-law, Jean West.

"It was wonderful for her to see so many old friends again," said 69-year-old Frank.

The party was held on Wednesday, October 1.

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