A CLACKS resident celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family, friends and the provost.

Joan Adams, who prefers to be called Joanne, a resident at Tullibody’s Orchard Care Home, had a visit from Provost Donald Balsillie ahead of a fun family weekend for her big day.

Joan marked her 100th birthday on Sunday, August 13 and was treated to a raft of fun events organised by her care home and the family.

The provost paid a visit to Joanne at the care home on Friday, August 11 and had a chat with her, where she also got her card from King Charles himself.

Joanne, a massive Elvis Presley fan, was then treated to a fantastic rock and roll party organised by Orchard staff.

On Saturday, the day was all about Joanne, who was given a full pamper day – getting her hair done and given the chance to relax how she liked.

Joanne’s family came round to the Orchard on Sunday and she had a big afternoon tea surrounded by her closest family to round off a perfect birthday weekend.

Sandra Curl, wellbeing coordinator at Orchard Care Home, said Joanne had a fantastic celebration, with the card from the king being a particular highlight.

CENTENARIAN: Joanne Adams meets the provost and holds up her card from the King. Pictures: Scott Barron Photography.

CENTENARIAN: Joanne Adams' meets the provost and holds up her card from the King. Pictures: Scott Barron Photography.

She said: “Glenview Nursery came down and presented her with some cards and flowers and they sung happy birthday to her.

“She was very glad to have a peaceful day on Sunday with her family and she seems to have a great weekend.

“The card from the king has become her prized possession, she’s keeping it in her handbag and nobody else is allowed to touch it!

“She’s delighted to have the card, it’s stuck to her and is sure to become her prized possession.”

Joanne was born in Falkirk and was one of nine children – six boys and three girls, of which she is the last in her family.

Joanne is very close with her family, particularly her daughter Lesley who visits almost everyday and her granddaughter Amy.

She served as a spray painter during the Second World War, where she met her husband. She has been a lifelong Elvis fan and likes to spend her free time playing dominoes with the residents.

She has a competitive streak to her – loving the dominoes games and loves a quiz, providing she wins!