At 105 years, Jill attests health and independence to eating well!

On Saturday 7 August 2021 Jill celebrated her 105th birthday. A true milestone within itself, but what makes this even more of a phenomenal accomplishment is the fact that Jill is still living in her own home, safely and independently.


Upon speaking with her granddaughter Sarah, she uncovered Jill’s secret to a long and healthy life is to live it well.  “I believe the secret to a long life, good health and independence is eating well, which I have done for my entire life.  I have even followed a raw based diet for a period.”


Jill is a long-standing Southern Plus client. She receives daily services with domestic assistance, alongside visits to our Tony Quinlan Respite Centre weekly.


Jill spent years growing up in both the country and by the beach, keeping active in both areas. The fresh air and active lifestyle are her keys to living a wholesome life that now empowers her to live independently, enjoying the finer things at 105.


She spent most of her time as a homemaker, caring for those most important to her. Jill’s caring nature still shines bright today. When celebrating her birthday with friends she was gifted some chocolates, which were very quickly tipped out for everyone else to enjoy. Still looking out for everyone else to this day.


The team at Southern Plus celebrated Jill’s 105th birthday with her at Tony Quinlan Respite Centre. As Jill is an avid dog lover and absolutely adores our resident pup Clover, there was no better place to celebrate with the Southern Plus team. Clover is based at Tony Quinlan every weekday to provide support and friendship to our clients, just as she does for Jill each week. This might just be the reason Jill keeps coming back to Tony Quinlan!


Following the celebrations with the Southern Plus team and friends, Jill spent her birthday eating her favourite food with her dear family.


We give our best wishes and a very happy birthday to Jill. We hope you had the very best birthday with many more to come.


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