Residents were urged to join in on a “drive-by birthday event” on Monday, November 23, the day Bermudian Louise Franks celebrates her 107th birthday.

To commemorate the momentous occasion, a BHB spokesperson said: “Capri Smith, Bermuda Hospitals Board’s (BHB) Long Term Care Unit activities supervisor and her team, have created an arch for Ms Franks to mark the occasion.

“Weather permitting, Ms Franks will sit under her birthday arch and wave to well-wishers as they pass by the Acute Care Wing on Point Finger Road. The drive-by birthday event will take place from 1pm-2pm on Monday 23 November.”

“We wanted to make the day special for Ms Franks, and she does enjoy being greeted,” said Ms Smith. “We have consulted with her family who are on board with the plan and who will stop in to see her throughout the day.”

BHB CEO Michael Richmond said: “Ms Franks has been a resident in our Long Term Care Unit for 12 years.

“She has a very pleasant demeanour and is a familiar face to most of our staff at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. We’re looking forward to celebrating this milestone age with her on Monday.”

The spokesperson added: “While BHB encourages the public to wave and toot to Ms Franks as they pass on Point Finger Road on Monday, the hospital asks drivers to be mindful not to disrupt the flow of traffic by stopping or moving at an excessively slow speed.”

  • Top Feature Photo: Premier David Burt visiting Ms Franks for her 105th birthday in 2018, Department of Communications