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26th May 2023

Woman, 102, says secret to long and happy life is ‘plenty of good sex’

Charlie Herbert

Woman, 102, says secret to long and happy life is 'plenty of good sex'

She also credited ‘good sherry and chocolate’

A 102-year-old woman has put her old age down to a life of “good sex.”

Joyce Jackman turned 102 years old on May 9, and was asked what her secret to a long and happy life was.

The former RAF chef told staff at her care home that she credits “good sex and good sherry” was the key.

Joyce, from Colchester, Essex, celebrated her birthday at Care UK’s Silversprings, Thorrington, as staff surprised her with a cake.

Her family came to visit to celebrate her birthday with her – and the 102-year-old said she “didn’t want the day to end”.


Joyce said: “I had such a lovely day.

“I can’t believe I’m 102 – it must be all the chocolate I eat that’s helped!”

In her early life, Joyce worked in a sweet shop, before joining the RAF as a chef during World War Two.

Joyce, now widowed, married her childhood sweetheart, Terence Jackman, in 1945 – the year the war ended.

While they never had children, Joyce loved to help out looking after the children in her neighbourhood, as well as enjoying baking with her mother and going out with her friends.

Joyce was surprised with a cake by staff at the care home (SWNS)

Now, Joyce enjoys keeping her mind busy at Silversprings with regular crossword puzzles and staying up-to-date with the daily newspaper – as well as enjoying plenty of chocolate.

Joanne Rix, Home Manager at Silversprings, added: “Joyce is a much-loved resident at the home – she’s always making us laugh with her fantastic sense of humour and outlook on life.

“It was wonderful to be part of her special day.

“Here at Silversprings, we work hard to support residents to lead fulfilling lives, and celebrating special occasions and birthdays plays a huge part in this.

“We were honoured to raise a glass of sherry to Joyce’s incredible life so far and are privileged to have her as part of our Silversprings family.”

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