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Couples celebrate Valentine’s Day at veterans care home in High Wycombe

| February 14, 2023

Neil made this Valentine’s card for his wife, with the help of Royal Star & Garter staff. (Image supplied by Royal Star & Garter)

Married couples at the Royal Star & Garter Home in High Wycombe have celebrated Valentine’s Day together.

The charity has couples in each of its Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe Homes and made it a day to remember for them on Tuesday 14th February 2023.

In the High Wycombe Home, Neil and Betty enjoyed a romantic meal together. The couple met when Betty, 94, started attending a judo club which 88 year old Army veteran Neil taught at. They wed in 1969 and have been married 53 years.

Staff at the High Wycombe Home also arranged for husbands and wives of residents to come in for lunch with their loved ones in the private dining area at the Home. Staff also bought flowers for the couples to exchange.

At Royal Star & Garter, Valentine’s Day also celebrates friendship and family, so that everyone feels involved. The Homes also put on Valentine-themed activities ahead of the special day. These included shortbread and card-making in the Surbiton Home and arts and crafts and live music in the Solihull Home.

Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia. New residents are being welcomed in all three Homes.

Further information, including information on working at the Home, can be found on the Royal Star & Garter website at www.starandgarter.org.

*Source of information : Press release from Royal Star & Garter.

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