A “much-loved” care home resident celebrated a special birthday this month, marking the day surrounded by her loved ones.

Thelma Rose, who lives in Sunrise of Beaconsfield, could possibly be the town’s oldest resident after celebrating her 106th birthday.

The centenarian was joined by friends and family who travelled far and wide for a special birthday party hosted by Sunrise in the dining room at the care home, which was decorated with balloons and her favourite pink flowers.

Guests toasted Thelma with a glass of Prosecco and Sunrise staff presented her with a celebration birthday cake.

She also proudly showed off her cards from the Queen and Theresa May, and gifts from her loved ones including a necklace from Sunrise staff.

Before moving to the care home, Thelma travelled around the world, living in Paris, Switzerland and America, and had a career in fashion.

She says she loves to be creative and, during her time at Sunrise, has enjoyed drawing and painting as well as playing Scrabble.

Shila Odedra-Silvera, director of community relations at Sunrise of Beaconsfield, said: “Thelma is an incredible person who has achieved so much in her life, and we were honoured to host such a lovely party to celebrate her fantastic 106th birthday.

“The necklace we presented to her is a symbol of how important she is to our community, she is truly a lovely lady who always has a beautiful smile to give to anyone she chats with.

“She is much loved by all staff and residents here at Sunrise.”

Thelma was born in 1912 – the same year that the Titanic sank and the Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force, was formed.

H. H. Asquith was Prime Minister of the UK and Woodrow Wilson became President of the United States in the same year.

High Wycombe resident Gwen Snook also celebrated her 106th birthday last month.