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The Liverpool City Region's Oldest Resident, Aunty Marj, Will Turn 110 Years Old, Attributing Her Long Life To Not Having A Mobile Phone

The Oldest Resident In The Liverpool City Region, Aunty Marj, Will Turn 110 Years Old On The 1st Of April, Crediting Her Long Life To Plenty Of Hobbies & Not Having A Mobile Phone

Aunty Marj will mark her 110th Milestone Birthday with a party at Formby Manor, to be attended by family members, residents and staff (Credit: Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).
Aunty Marj will mark her 110th Milestone Birthday with a party at Formby Manor, to be attended by family members, residents and staff (Credit: Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

Marjorie Hodnett, known as Aunty Marj, will celebrate her 110th birthday on Monday the 1st of April. She attributes one of the key aspects to her long life being that she does not have a mobile phone, instead, communicating through landline telephone and letters.


She also believes eating three meals a day is incredibly important, and only having sherry or wine with a meal on a special occasion.


Aunty Marj is a resident at New Care’s Formby Manor Care Centre on Liverpool Road, situated in the Liverpool Borough of Sefton. She is the oldest lady in the Liverpool City Region, the oldest person in Formby, and incredibly, the 16th oldest person in the UK.

'I don’t have a mobile phone and don’t believe it is necessary for me to have one. I use the landline to talk to my family and friends. However, I actually prefer receiving letters'. - Aunty Marj, the almost 110-year-old resident at Formby Manor.

Aunty Marj, said: 'I don’t have a mobile phone and don’t believe it is necessary for me to have one. I use the landline to talk to my family and friends. However, I actually prefer receiving letters as you can keep getting them out and reading them over and over, which is lovely to do.'


Marjorie added: 'Spending time at the dining table eating every day is also very important, especially now for me at this age as it helps with my circulation. I don’t think I have ever missed a meal. I love meat, roast potatoes and vegetables, and fish — only if it’s not overcooked! And I only ever have a sherry or glass of wine on a special occasion.'


Aunty Marj keeps her mind active with quizzes, wordsearches and crosswords, explaining: 'I like to keep my brain sharp by doing quiz-related activities and enjoy watching Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. I used to write poetry all the time as I love poems, and on the odd occasion I still write, but it is a lot harder now as I struggle with writing, so it’s not as enjoyable as it once was.'


Aunty Marj continues with several other hobbies, including knitting and drawing portraits of famous people, including King Charles III. She is also a keen supporter of Arsenal Football Club and is an England rugby fan.


Aunty Marj will mark her 110th Milestone Birthday with a party at Formby Manor, to be attended by family members, residents and staff. Marjorie has planned the perfect day with drinks on arrival, a singer performing opera which is her favourite genre of music, and an official toast as she cuts the cake, all of which is to be followed by a special buffet to celebrate the momentous occasion.


Janet Lewis, Home Manager at Formby Manor, said: 'Aunty Marj really is a remarkable woman and we’re thrilled to be celebrating her 110th birthday on 1st April. She has been at Formby Manor for a few years now, so we have shared so many of her birthdays already, but this one is particularly special. Reaching the grand age of 110 is incredible.'


Janet added :'Aunty Marj remains very active within the home, participating in lots of different activities and enjoying her daily dining experiences. Her words of wisdom are still very much appreciated by all.'

'She has been at Formby Manor for a few years now, so we have shared so many of her birthdays already, but this one is particularly special. Reaching the grand age of 110 is incredible.' - Janet Lewis, Home Manager at Formby Manor.

New Care is one of the UK’s leading care home providers. Its portfolio of purpose-built ‘new generation’ care centres is fast gaining an enviable reputation for outstanding care that is second to none.


Formby Manor is a stunning 76 bed state-of-the-art care facility offering individual, person-centred residential, dementia and 24 hour nursing care services. For further information you can visit New Care Homes.

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