Olive

Olive is our oldest client, at 99 years old she is still very independent.

When I left school at 14 yrs old I started work as a dress maker at Colsons, now known as House of Fraser, I worked there for 8 years until I got married to my late husband. We lived in a nice house in Newtown and had moved a couple of times from one street to another in the area. We had 3 children together and I was the home maker until he was called up for the war. I then worked at the grocers on Portland Street.

I have lived in the house I am in now for the last 40 years. My children are all grown up and I have grandchildren and great grandchildren who visit when they can.

I was against having care at the beginning as I have always been an independent lady but since having Purple Balm I am glad it was them that came to see me. All my carers are very good and look after me well, I look forward to them coming in to see me.