Gin declared the key to long-life by 102-year-old care home resident

A RESIDENT at a care home in Basingstoke has celebrated a milestone birthday. Ellen ‘Nellie’ Barton, who lives in Barchester Healthcare-run St Thomas Care Home, was joined by friends and relatives for her 102nd birthday. Daughter Jean said: “Nellie is and has been a fantastic mother, sister, auntie, grandmother and friend to so many over the past 102 years, and it’s wonderful to be with her on this very special day to say just how proud she makes us feel.” The secret to a long life is kindness to others, as well as gin, according to Nellie.