A husband and wife from Bilton Court care home in Wellingborough have offered romantic advice to young couples celebrating Valentine’s Day this week.

Ivy Golley and Vic Golley, who have been married for 69 years, said the secret to their marriage was to always listen to each other and making sure they were there for one another, no matter how busy life gets.

Ivy Golley, who has lived at Anchor’s Bilton Court care home in Queensway since August 2017, said: “Our most romantic day was our wedding day and since then every day has been special. We’ve enjoyed each other’s company since we met at the local youth club.

“Valentine’s Day is a chance to show you care for someone you love and we are still in love after 69 years of marriage.”

Ivy and Vic will be joining their friends at Bilton Court for a Valentine’s Lunch on Wednesday 14 February, including two course Lunch in the dining area which will be decorated in love hearts.

Bilton Court Manager Samantha Horne said the Valentine’s lunch 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.

“The lunch is part of Bilton Courts 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.”

For more information about Bilton Court, contact 0800 731 2020.

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