Care home couple tie the knot after 40 years

Posted on 15 September 2011

Love was in the air at a Runcorn nursing home after two residents paying for care finally got married, 40 years after first meeting.

Harold Rodgers, 81, and Christine Mouritz, 60, finally tied the knot on Friday (September 8th), with care home staff acting as bridesmaids, reports the Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News.

The happy couple first met in Chester Hospital more than 40 years ago, but Harold did not get around to proposing until last year.

Christine told the newspaper: "We had planned on getting married for a long time but never got around to it.

"I was so happy when he officially proposed."

Norton Lodge, where the couple live, looks after 32 residents with dementia and physical disabilities.

In other care home happenings, residents at a Port Glasgow facility have turned their hand to gardening, reports Inverclyde Now.

Residents at Broadstone Gardens sheltered housing complex harvested a bumper crop of tomatoes as well as some potatoes and onions after refurbishing a neglected greenhouse on the site.

Posted by Natalie Edwards



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