Joe Wicks surprises care home resident on her 100th birthday
After seeing the care home residents take part in one of his senior workout exercise classes online, Mr Wicks came in person to Tennyson Grange care home to wish Marjorie Agass a happy 100th birthday before meeting his fitness fans and talked to them about the importance of exercising as we age.
The home decorated the lounge with balloons and banners, and the home’s head chef baked birthday treats for everyone.
Jogie Dellota, general manager at Tennyson Grange, said: “We were delighted to welcome Joe to Tennyson Grange.
“The residents loved getting involved in Joe’s online PE class for our Let’s Get Physical initiative, so it was great for the residents to meet him in person and to help celebrate Marjorie’s 100th birthday.
“It was fantastic to see Marjorie enjoying this incredible milestone with her family and friends.
"It was lovely to hear Marjorie share some very inspiring memories – including a helicopter ride across New York.
“The day was filled with music, cake and lots of laughter – the perfect way to celebrate being 100 years young.”
'A healthy lifestyle' includes 'having a nip of brandy every day'
Ms Agass was born in 1922 in Nottingham and worked during WWII as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.
She met her husband Ernest there and the couple married in 1947 before they moved to London and had three children called Susan, Valerie and Stephen.
Ms Agass and her husband took their family on many holidays and also lived in Canada for a few years.
Ms Agass’s children said: “Mum has been talking about having a knees up on her 100th birthday since she turned 89.
“She belonged to a gym until she was 90 and believed in having a healthy lifestyle which also included having a nip of brandy every day.
“She is delighted to have finally reached this milestone”.