Kettering man who is country’s oldest with Down Syndrome turns 78 – Northamptonshire Telegraph

Robin Smith is celebrating his 78th birthday.

A Kettering man who is the oldest person in the country with Down Syndrome reached another milestone today (Wednesday).

Robin Smith is celebrating turning 78 at Northleigh residential home in Rockingham Road, where he lives, with armchair yoga and karaoke.

When Robin was born in 1941 the life expectancy for people with the condition was just 12 – but almost eight decades later he’s still as active as ever.

Registered manager Michaela Kennerley said he is an “amazing” man.

She said: “Robin is a bit of a character and he’s still very mobile and active.

“He attends the day centre and likes washing up, hoovering and laying the tables.

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