Still feeling 100

Parata rest-home resident Eileen Windle celebrates her 101st birthday in Gore yesterday.

Mrs Windle said she found it hard to believe it was a year since she turned 100.

"I don’t know where the last year’s gone really," she


"I still feel I’m 100."

People often told her how wonderful it was she had lived so long but her response was "don’t aim for it", she said.

While she had a lot to be thankful for, it was not easy being old with aches, body parts that wear out and the loss of independence.

"Taken all round, I am in good health for my age."

Family members attended a lunch at the weekend to mark the milestone but those living in Australia could not attend.

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