JOYCE Lett celebrated her 99th birthday with a small party attended by her family and friends at Whiddon Group Nursing Home at Kelso.
The party was organised by her granddaughter Beverley Chamberlain, with help from other family members.
Among the family and friends attending the event were her daughter Deirdre Cisco, grandchildren Beverley and John Chamberlain, son-in-law Denis Chamberlain, and former workmate from Chelsea Cafe, Yvonne Morris.
Mr Chamberlain said it was a great day, and a chance to mark the occasion in Joyce's honour.
Joyce was born on December 22, 1922 at the little village of Rockley, the youngest daughter of Fred and Florence Menzies.
After two marriages and six children, Joyce and her husband Brian retired to the Central Coast.
After the death of her husband, Joyce lived in care facilities. In 2015, she became a resident of Opal Glenmere Nursing Home, Kanwal.
Later that year she relocated to the region, moving back to Bathurst and residing in Macquarie Care Centre so she could be near her eldest daughter, the late Margaret Chamberlain.
She then moved to 'The Whiddon Group', Kelso, in 2016 where she has been involved in all activities, including a tour out to Rockley, which she said has been one of the highlights of living there.