YOUTHFUL Elsie Pix is living proof you can stay active whatever your age.
The young-at-heart 100-year-old celebrated her milestone birthday with an open house and a visit from the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Sylvia Dunkley.
A former keen dancer, great-grandma Elsie still loves to cook and see her friends while living independently in Wisewood, Sheffield.
Her daughter-in-law Janet Pix said: “If she had a secret to a long life it would be staying active. She always says she has a good diet and has always tried to be active.
“She used to go dancing at Sheffield City Hall on a lunchtime until a few years back when she had a stroke. We are all really proud of her.”
Elsie has lived in Sheffield all her life. She used to work as a school lunchtime supervisor and has two children, two stepsons, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The birthday girl ‘loved’ meeting the mayor and enjoyed a family meal in Hillsborough on her birthday.
Janet said: “She had all her friends from the church group over for the open house, we made a buffet and she loved meeting the mayor, who gave a talk about her chain of office and spoke to everyone – it was fantastic.”
Meanwhile, fellow centenarian Mary Burke celebrated her big day with relatives who flew into Rotherham from all around the world.
Friends and family came from as far away as America to join the 100-year-old’s special birthday mass before a party with buffet and drinks.
Mary, who lives at Silverwood Care Home, was also joined by the Mayor of Rotherham, Coun Shaun Wright, and care home staff.
She was presented with a telegram from the Queen to commemorate her special occasion.
Sharron Quinn, care home manager, said: “We all love celebrating each resident’s birthday but a 100th is particularly exciting, as this is our first since Silverwood opened 15 years ago! So all the staff made sure Mary had a day to remember.
“Mary is a wonderful lady and we were very pleased to be celebrating with her.”