In August Madge Miller, a long-time resident at BaptistCare Aminya Village turned 100. Madge grew up in Liverpool, England and was adopted at the age of six into a family of nine children. She fondly remembers enjoying a lovely childhood.
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20 July 2023
| Retirement Living
In August Madge Miller, a long-time resident at BaptistCare Aminya Village turned 100!
A special BBQ spit roast party was held at the village to mark the milestone, with family members, residents and staff present.
Madge grew up in Liverpool, England and was adopted at the age of six into a family of nine children. She fondly remembers enjoying a lovely childhood, with so many siblings around her.
Madge met George (her late husband) in 1944 at her 21st birthday party. She’d asked a friend to bring “some boys” as she had invited lots of girlfriends from work, but no boys! When George turned up it was truly love at first sight for George. (For Madge, not long after, it was true love.)
The pair married soon after in 1945 and later that year their daughter Ann was born.
Madge and George made the decision to move to Australia in 1949, boarding a ship which took six weeks to arrive! They were motivated to move to Australia, attracted by the wonderful climate and lifestyle.
Throughout her years, Madge has always enjoyed dancing, going to the beach and travelling - visiting places like Hawaii, Canada, Europe and Hong Kong. As an outgoing person, she has always been keen to try new things. In fact, only a few years ago Madge tried belly-dancing!
Madge made the move to BaptistCare Aminya Village in 2011, on the recommendation of a good friend. She’s been residing at the village now for 12 years and hasn’t looked back.
“BaptistCare Aminya Village is truly like one big happy family!” said Madge.
Her daughter, Ann visits her regularly - catching up for coffee and also takes Madge out to see a movie every week.
So, what’s Madge’s secret to a long life?
“I’ve always had an optimistic approach and have never let things get me down. I’ve been fortunate to have good health most of my life, too,” said Madge with a smile.
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*Image at top of page - Madge is pictured dancing with fellow resident and centenarian, Jack Weller.