Care staff and residents reminisce about romance on Valentine’s day

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Staff and residents at Morris Care’s six Nursing Homes are celebrating the most romantic time of the year with tales of lifetime love and workplace weddings. The family run business offers residents double rooms to ensure married residents can continue to live and socialise together.

Two residents at Corbrook Park Nursing Home, near Audlem are still very much in love after 53 years of marriage. David and Irene have lived at the Home for four happy years. Irene has just celebrated her 101st birthday and David will be celebrating his 100th birthday in June.

In the same year that the couple moved into Corbrook, love was in the air for nurse Melinda and Senior Care Assistant Florin. It wasn’t a typical “love at first sight”, but they worked together, laughed a lot and a vibe developed, a mutual sympathy or affection.  They married two years later and have lived ‘happily ever after’ ever since.

Oldbury Grange Nursing Home resident Mary moved into the Home near Bridgnorth in 2019 when her husband Eddie passed away. They had spent their life travelling the world with their four children, thanks to his job in the RAF.  To this day, Mary keeps a photo of Eddie in her pocket so he’s close to her heart and with her wherever she goes. Whenever she talks about him, a smile lights up Mary’s face.

“I’ve had a wonderful life and to have met and be married to such a gentleman was a blessing,” she said.

“While we are great believers in sharing the love all year round, it is always nice to dedicate another day to our loved ones or use it as an opportunity for our residents to reminisce,” said Vanessa Davies, Head of Operations. “Listening to music and looking through photo albums can be one of the most stimulating reminiscence activities so we have lots of activities planned for residents on the 14th of February.”

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