Integrated Living Gosford has helped a very special friend celebrate her 100th birthday. Ms Heather ‘Dolly’ Woods celebrated the milestone birthday on March 6, at Integrated Living’s Gosford Activity Centre.
Dolly volunteered for 57 years with the Red Cross, at branches across the Central Coast. She was a well-recognised face at the Red Cross stall in Gosford for many years. She has also provided many knitted and crocheted items to be sold by the Red Cross. Dolly said she still enjoys knitting and crocheting. “I can’t knit quite as quickly as I used to, but I still love doing it,” said Dolly.
“I am very happy to be 100. “I enjoy spending time with my friends here at the Integrated Living Gosford Activity Centre, we have tea and play games, or listen to music and watch movies, and today is so lovely because there are even more friends here”, said Dolly. On her secret to staying young, Dolly said: “I like to keep doing things and helping other people. “I think it is important to help others and it is great when you are 100 and there are lovely people to help you.”
Integrated Living staff and volunteers came together at the organisation’s Gosford Day Centre to celebrate Dolly’s big day. They were joined by Red Cross volunteers and Dolly’s friend that she had met at the day centre. Dolly was presented with several gifts, including a ‘100 Years of the Red Cross’ commemorative book, which features Dolly’s name. She also received flowers and a congratulatory letter from Integrated Living CEO, Ms Catherine Daley. “A quietly spoken lady, Dolly’s smile lit up the room as she enjoyed lunch and birthday cake with her friends,” said Integrated Living’s Communication Assistant, Ms Janelle Kelly.
Source: Media release, Mar 12 Janelle Kelly, Integrated Living Australia