Birthday girl Ellen turns 90 at Forth Bay

The residents and care team at Forth Bay in Kincardine on Forth, helped resident Ellen  celebrate her 90th Birthday this week.

Thousands of years ago birthdays were considered a time when the bad spirits were able to harm you as this day changed a person’s life. It was believed that the only way to keep the bad spirits at bay was to have your friends and family around you so that their good wishes and present giving would keep them at bay. The custom of lighting candles originated with people believing that the gods lived in the sky and by lighting candles and torches they were sending a signal or prayer to the gods so they could be answered. When you blow out the candles and make a wish this is another way of sending a signal and a message.

Birthdays are celebrated round the world in a manner of styles. Not everyone has cake… For example, in China, the tradition is to symbolise longevity slurping a plate of long noodles and slurping to keep the length rather than biting, and in Jamaica tradition requires that friends and family, coat the birthday boy or girl to be “antiqued,” with flour.

Thankfully family, friends, residents and members of our team all helped Ellen celebrate her big day. She received quite a number of floral arrangements from family and friends and the Forth Bay organised a party to help her celebrate the occasion.

Live entertainment was provided by Robbie who is a singer who regularly comes to the home when a knees-up is the order of the day. He is a firm favourite with the residents and gets them in the party mood for some dancing.

Everyone sang to Ellen and though there might not have been 90 red balloons, she had a scrumptious cake made especially by our Chef and Ellen blew out all of the candles. Ellen insisted that everyone joined her for a slice of her delicious birthday cake.

If you would like to find out more about life at Forth Bay and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5504 or

Forth Bay

Home Manager

Fiona Day


Walker Street,
Kincardine on Forth,
FK10 4NT

0808 223 5504
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