Turning 100 is a milestone, even more so while the world is in a collective quarantine.
Regina care home resident Kay Shropshire recently turned 100 and celebrated in style.
Kathleen “Kay” Shropshire, a resident at Regina’s William Booth Special Care Home, turned 100 years old on April 30. To mark the special occasion, Kay had some festive balloons tied to her wheelchair, donned a sparkly tiara crown, and enjoyed birthday cake with staff and fellow residents while staying physically distanced. She received countless bouquets of flowers, along with a giant birthday card signed by everyone at William Booth, and visited with family virtually.
Visitor restrictions have been in place at all Saskatchewan Health Authority facilities across the province since March. However, Kay is not one to shy from using technology, said Linda Ostryzniuk, a recreation therapist and day program coordinator at William Booth. So while face-to-face visits with her family haven’t been happening, Kay has been keeping in regular touch with her loved ones during the pandemic with plenty of video chats, as well as window visits.