Nursing Home Celebrates the Marriage of Two Residents

There was a celebration of love at one nursing home last week. The 92 year old bride and 87 year old groom were wed in the activity room before over 100 family members, friends, residents and employees.

The groom recalled the day that the met: “It was mealtime and I was taking the elevator up to get something to eat,” he said. “When the doors opened, I saw this gorgeous lady.” The two who had both lost previous spouses, were immediately smitten. Within a few months, they were spending every day together.

The couple planned their wedding in a month and the facility managed to pull together a bridal shower and a bachelor party.  When the wedding day arrived, a resident of the facility played classic tunes on the piano as guest filtered in.

When asked if they might have started a trend in the nursing home, the groom quickly said, “Oh, I hope so! Look at this beautiful, gorgeous lady,” he said, referring to his new wife. “There are so many valuable and knowledgeable people in here.”
“If we have set an example, then they should follow it,” he said.
As for honeymoon plans, he beamed, “We’re living in a honeymoon. We are the luckiest two people on the face of the earth.” For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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