…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
At 102 years old, Joyce Jackman unveiled the secret to her long and fulfilling life: good sex.
The former RAF chef shared with staff at her care home that a combination of “good sex and good sherry” has been key to her satisfaction and happiness.
Joyce celebrated her birthday in the company of surprised staff who presented her with a cake, while her family visited to share in the joyous occasion.
Reflecting on her milestone, Joyce exclaimed, “I had such a lovely day. I can’t believe I’m 102 – it must be all the chocolate I eat that’s helped!”
During her early years, Joyce worked in a sweet shop before joining the RAF as a chef during World War Two.
In 1945, the year the war ended, Joyce married her childhood sweetheart, Terence Jackman.
Though they didn’t have children of their own, Joyce found joy in looking after the children in her neighborhood, indulging in baking with her mother, and spending time with friends.
Now a widow, Joyce keeps her mind active at Silversprings care home, engaging in regular crossword puzzles and keeping up with the daily newspaper, all while delighting in plenty of chocolate.
Joanne Rix, the Home Manager at Silversprings, expressed admiration for Joyce, stating, “Joyce is a cherished resident at the home – her fantastic sense of humor and outlook on life never fails to bring laughter.
It was a delight to be part of her special day.
At Silversprings, we strive to support residents in leading fulfilling lives, and celebrating special occasions and birthdays plays a significant role in that.
We were privileged to toast to Joyce’s incredible life so far and consider her an integral part of our Silversprings family.”