Care staff from the home, based in Callow End, transformed the lounge and dining room with hearts and balloons and organised a romantic, home made two-course dinner.
Renee and Ernie, both in their 90s, have been together over 50 years and Ernie visits Renee regularly at the home. The Valentines meal provided a perfect opportunity to make their meeting even more special.
The special couple met at a dance in Eckington and were both happily married at the time. The two couples all became good friends, but when both Renee and Ernie’s spouse’s passed away, they later became partners and have remained this way ever since.
Every Wednesday they spend the day together and enjoy lunch at Severn Heights. Renee commented: “We talk about everything and anything, about our dancing days and what has happened on the days we don’t see each other.
“The secret to our happy relationship is to talk and understand that no-one is the boss! He has never let me down.”
The home’s Activities Coordinator works closely with residents and relatives to develop a varied programme of activities and events throughout the year.