Swinton-based care home The Fountains recently held a special celebration for a resident’s sapphire wedding anniversary.
Faith Yorke, aged 87, is a member of The Fountains care centre family, and the team at the home were delighted to help plan a special celebration for her and her husband’s 65th wedding anniversary.
Faith and her husband Arnold, also 87, were able to celebrate their special day together as visiting restrictions at The Fountains were eased just in time. Residents at the Swinton care home are now able to nominate two designated visitors to see them inside the home regularly.
The couple share one child, three grandchildren and even four great-grandchildren. They are very much looking forward to seeing them all when they are able to.
When they are together, Faith and Arnold enjoy reminiscing about the past. In particular about their marriage in March 1965 at Eccles Parish Church and their five-year courtship when they frequently went out dancing together.
Arnold did spend some time away from home while completing his national service, but absence only made the heart grow fonder for the couple!
Faith said: “It was wonderful to be able to see my husband for our 65th wedding anniversary. I am so pleased we were able to actually be together in the home. I sometimes wondered if that would be possible with this awful virus.
“The past year has been quite difficult as I have missed him very much. But the staff have made an extra special effort to make sure we kept in touch regularly. It won’t be long until I can give him a big kiss and a cuddle!”
Arnold said: “I had a lovely afternoon with Faith; celebrating our sapphire wedding anniversary is such a milestone and it was great to be able to do it in person.
“The secret to a long and happy marriage for me is having a wonderful family together, not keeping secrets from each other and sharing the good and bad times.”