Vera Keith is still dancing at 105!

23rd April 2011

Vera Keith, celebrating her 105th Birthday with friends, staff and fellow residents at Leybourne House on March 24th.


Not many centenarians are inclined to go dancing, but a tea dance was one of the highlights of Vera Keith’s 105th birthday celebrations.

Vera was one of 10 residents of Leybourne House care home in Bournemouth who joined carers on an outing to a tea dance at The Lighthouse in Poole.

Michelle Ross, activities organiser at Leybourne House, said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere! We wheeled Vera on to the dance floor to a standing ovation and everybody singing Happy Birthday. Everybody made a fuss of her, we danced around with her and she wouldn’t let go of her birthday balloon.”

Vera, dressed in yellow and black, returned to champagne and a special birthday tea at Leybourne House where she has lived since 2002. “It was a really special day for her” says Michelle.