Stella Artois And Custard Creams Are The Secret To A Long Life, Says 100-Year-Old

An OAP who has just celebrated her 100th birthday has attributed her longevity to her two favourite things – Stella Artois lager and custard creams.

Eileen Maher, who is 30 years older than the NHS and just three months younger than the RAF, received a telegram from the Queen to mark her centenary and enjoyed a dance with a fellow resident at the Princess Alexandra care home where she lives in Blackpool.

Care services manager Elaine Wright said: “Eileen said she just wanted her telegram from the Queen – and to be loved.” 

She added: “Eileen’s not big on bubbly so her favourite tipple was on tap – Stella Artois. With a packet of custard creams, it’s her not-so-secret self-indulgence.” 

Former mill worker Maher, who only moved into the care home three years ago, said: “It’s all been wonderful. I didn’t expect a party but it’s lovely they have done…

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