The community of Quare Road, Valencia celebrated a huge achievement when beloved resident Jane Campbell celebrated her 103rd birthday.
Born November 8, 1920, the staunch Roman Catholic attributes her longevity to a combination of spiritual well-being and a healthy lifestyle.
“My secrets for living long include eating healthy and putting God first in everything I do” she said.
Tanty Jane, as she is fondly called, has lived in the area all her life and recalls the area being quite different from when she grew up.
Ms. Campbell also indicated she operated as a part-time water carrier during the making of the Valencia Old Road, however, her primary responsibility was taking care of loved ones in her family.
She further stated that the best advice she has for this generation, is to trust in God and stay out of trouble.
She however, lamented the crime situation and its impact on the younger generation.
Ms. Campbell was honoured under the Ministry’s National Centenarian Programme and encourage persons to register via the Ministry’s website at www.social.gov.tt to complete the online form or print a downloadable form for completion.
Completed forms may be dropped off at the nearest Social Welfare Office or emailed to the Division of Ageing at [email protected].
For more information, persons may contact the Division of Ageing at 623 – 2608; Ext 2001 to 2009, or 800-OPIC (6742).