Family come together to celebrate Edna’s positivity at 104

Edna Oubridge a resident at Kippingtons Nursing Home in Sevenoaks, has just celebrated her 104th birthday in the company of her son Ted and daughter-in-law Marion, two of her grandsons and their wives, and four great grandchildren. Edna’s grandsons’ wives were keen to provide a beautiful buffet lunch which was further complemented by a birthday cake, baked by the chef. Also wishing to mark the milestone was the Mayor of Sevenoaks, Councillor Nick Busvine OBE, who kindly sent a beautiful card marking Edna’s 104th year.

Edna who was born during the early part of the First World War in Ilford, Essex, has seen 26 Prime Ministers come and go, and benefited from the invention of the television amongst many other innovations.

Having married and brought up two children in the 1940s, she was widowed in 1969 and subsequently moved to Devon to be near her daughter and three young grandsons, where she spent over 40 years living independently. In 2013 at the age of 98 and registered blind, Edna moved to live with her son and wife in Sevenoaks. After four and a half years, when mobility was becoming difficult, she decided to move into a care/nursing home. Kippingtons was an obvious choice, highly regarded and being local, only moments away meaning her son and his wife can visit daily.

Edna now has five grandchildren (all boys) and ten great grandchildren (seven boys and three girls). And, although she has lost her sight and is very hard of hearing, she still has a positive outlook which has been the key to her cheerful disposition. Her 100 plus years of advice has often been relied upon by all generations of the family and her constant positivity keeps everyone around her happy.  She has been a strong and admirable person and has always remained happy. When asked what the success of her long life is, she says ‘You just do your best through life and never look ill on anybody’

Kippingtons is a beautiful nursing home in Sevenoaks, providing residential and nursing care for up to 51 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Kippingtons Nursing Home and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5517 or email

Kippingtons Nursing Home

Home Manager

Edwin Cabagui


Grange Road,
Oak Lane,
TN13 2PG

0808 223 5517
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely