One hundred is the new 15 on the Scrabble board of life

Scrabble party for Marion White's 100th birthday

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No 'Scrabbling' was done by Marion White's family and friends when it was time to celebrate her 100th birthday.

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100 NOT OUT: Meg White celebrated her birthday with a game of Scrabble.

100 NOT OUT: Meg White celebrated her birthday with a game of Scrabble.

Marion White has always had a way with words so it's no wonder she loves to play Scrabble.

Known as Meg to her friends and family, she has been a Redcliffe resident for over half a century and now resides at Blue Care's Azure Blue.

When her 100th birthday was approaching, the team set about creating a perfect celebration for the Scrabble loving centenarian. It was a big Scrabble birthday party.

Invitations were sent out and the lifestyle and leisure team set about creating the biggest Scrabble board that Meg had seen - and what a board they created.

When her birthday rolled around in January, Azure Blue residents joined Meg's family, friends and some special surprise guests to celebrate this milestone occasion.

Along with a special commemorative game of Scrabble, Meg enjoyed her Scrabble-themed cake, and was touched by the flowers, cards, and special wishes she received throughout the day.

While Meg had been an instrumental part of planning the celebration, the team were still able to manage one big surprise.

Meg, who was a member of the Women's Auxiliary Airforce (WAAF) for several years, was presented with a Service Award by the President and Chairman of the local Marion White has always had a way with words so it's no wonder she loves to play Scrabble.

Known as Meg to her friends and family, she has been a Redcliffe resident for over half a century and now resides at Blue Care's Azure Blue.

When her 100th birthday was approaching, the team set about creating a perfect celebration for the Scrabble loving centenarian. It was a big Scrabble birthday party.

Invitations were sent out and the lifestyle and leisure team set about creating the biggest Scrabble board that Meg had seen - and what a board they created.

When her birthday rolled around, Azure Blue residents joined Meg's family, friends and some special surprise guests to celebrate this milestone occasion.

Along with a special commemorative game of Scrabble, Meg enjoyed her Scrabble-themed cake, and was touched by the flowers, cards, and special wishes she received throughout the day.

While Meg had been an instrumental part of planning the celebration, the team were still able to manage one big surprise.

Meg, who was a member of the Women's Auxiliary Airforce (WAAF) for several years, was presented with a Service Award by Redcliffe RSL president Neville Cullen.

"To see the surprise on Meg's face when they presented her with the service award was priceless," said Azure Blue's lifestyle and leisure co-ordinator Sarah-Brittney.

"We always celebrate our residents' special milestones and enjoy putting on events tailored for the individuals. When we see the smiles and happy faces when they see what we can do, makes it all worthwhile."

Meg said this was the best birthday party she had ever had.

"The effort that Sarah-Brittney and the team put in, it has overwhelmed me and I am so thankful to everyone."

"To see the surprise on Meg's face when they presented her with the service award was priceless," said Azure Blue's lifestyle and leisure co-ordinator Sarah-Brittney.

"We always celebrate our residents' special milestones and enjoy putting on events tailored for the individuals. When we see the smiles and happy faces when they see what we can do, makes it all worthwhile."

Meg said this was the best birthday party she had ever had.

"The effort that Sarah-Brittney and the team put in, it has overwhelmed me and I am so thankful to everyone."

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