Beatrice Caro celebrates 100 at Jewish Care’s Vi & John Ruben’s House

24 Nov 2020

Beatrice Caro recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Jewish Care’s Vi & John Ruben’s House.  She enjoyed a Zoom celebration, together with her daughter, Linda Mishkin, her three grandchildren and some of her five great-grandchildren, who are between the ages of two to 17 years old. The celebration was accompanied by entertainment with songs from musicals given by young volunteer, Rafi Sandford as part of the celebrations.

Beatrice was pleased to receive her card from Her Majesty The Queen and had a lovely tea with other residents and staff on the day of her birthday when they also participated in a family Zoom.

Beatrice moved to Vi & John Reuben’s House a couple of years ago and at 96, she was living independently in a flat and cooking for herself.

Her husband, Harry, who sadly passed away 19 years ago, that was a tailor. Beatrice was a dressmaker and they lived in the East End before moving to Islington, where she then worked as a part-time Post Mistress for the Sub Post Office and then went to work on the Revlon makeup counter in a department store in Wood Green. Following that, she went to work in women’s suits for Peter Robinson in the West End and finally at DH Evans, before she retired.

Linda says, “She is the most amazing lady with a great deal of style. We all miss visiting my Mum but the staff at Vi & John Rubens House are fantastic and working in such difficult circumstances, so I’m very grateful to all of them.”

Jacklin Stephenson,  Social Care Coordinator at the home, said, “We were honoured to celebrate the 100th birthday of Beatrice Caro along with her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.“Whilst things are different, we were able to celebrate this great occasion over Zoom and Beatrice was able to speak to her family and took great pleasure in showing her birthday card from the Queen.”