13 February 2019
Berkeley Court residents offer romantic advice to young valentines
A married couple living at Berkeley Court care home in Leeds have offered romantic advice to young couples celebrating Valentine’s Day.
John and Maureen Eadie, from Anchor’s Berkeley Court, are new to being ‘agony aunts’ but hope their experience of married life will help young couples have a happy and long relationship.
The pair will join the other residents at Berkeley Court in Chatworth Road for a Valentine’s tea party which is part of a day of activities on Saturday 16 February.
John, 78, who has been married to Maureen for 38 years, said the secret to their marriage was to love each other every day.
My advice to young couples for a long and happy relationship would be to be loyal to each other and show your wife or husband how much you love each other. Don’t ever take them for granted.
“Maureen and I were married at Leeds registry office in 1981. It was such a beautiful day and it’s been wonderful being with Maureen every day. And we’re still together as we both live at Berkeley Court.”
Berkeley Court Deputy Manager Susan Barber said the Valentine’s tea party was part of a packed programme of activities at the care home.
She said: “This is such an exciting event. There will be lots of fun, colour and wonderful food all made from fresh seasonal ingredients.
“Older people have a life time of experience when it comes to love so it’s great they can offer younger couples advice. And I’m so happy we’ve enabled John and Maureen to continue living together so they can enjoy each other’s company every day.
“The tea party is part of Berkeley Court’s ongoing programme of interesting activities which aim to stimulate the residents physically and mentally.
“Such events are also a great occasion for residents to socialise with friends and their families.”