99-year-old visitor Mary Faulkner - Oct 15

How hard work, regular exercise and healthy eating are the key to a long life was the subject of discussion when a 99-year-old visitor spoke to students at City of Wolverhampton College on Tuesday.

Mary Faulkner, aged 99, also talked about her marriage, working full-time as a seamstress from the age of 14 until she retired at 60, taking a job making aeroplane parts during the war, and dancing until she was 93!

The visit was arranged for students studying for the Level 2 diploma in health and social care as part of a module on human development and life stages.

Mary said: “I enjoyed meeting the students and talking about my experiences and telling them how I believe that hard work and exercise is the key to living a long life.”

Student Natalie Chandra, aged 18, from Bilston, said: “It was really interesting to hear about some of the experiences that Mary has had throughout her life, particularly about her marriage and living through the war, and how she believes that keeping fit and eating well has kept her so healthy.”



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