Happy Birthday to Jane Gray, Australia’s oldest lady who turns 112 today. Jane says her secret to a long life is clean living, making the most of every day and being part of a community. She also credits “listening to lots of music and keeping your spirits high”.
“I have been very lucky in my life,” says Jane. “I married the man I love and I have two beautiful children, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. But now I feel ready to take a break.”
After living independently at her home in Smithfield NSW for over 83 years, Jane recently made the decision to move into SummitCare Smithfield.
“I wanted to stay local and close to my family but living as long as I have lived you lose friends along the way and as much as I love all my family I wanted to have a good old fashioned gossip,” said Jane.
Leona Calpito, Operation Manager at SummitCare Smithfield said, “The team and the residents here are so inspired by Jane, she is truly a fantastic Lady who never ceases to make us laugh.”
“From the day Jane came for an initial visit earlier this year she always said a spade was a spade, and how community is very important her.”
When asked what other activities Jane likes to do, other than have a good old fashioned gossip she said, “I used to play the violin and love music mainly Scottish. I also enjoy crafty things and a bit of Young Talent Time.”
Last year Jane was given the Key to the City of Fairfield this year she will be celebrating with her family and close friends in Smithfield.
Happy Birthday Jane!