Love is all around Tall Trees this Valentine’s Day
Aged care provider Tall Trees Ocean View is home of nine couples in their seventies, eighties and nineties who are all happier than ever together at home and very much in love.
Couples such as Blue and Doreen Godbee are overjoyed with the delight of sharing another Valentine’s Day together.
Mr Godbee says he and Doreen married on April 2 in 1955 and lived in many places all over Australia before finally settling down in Banora Point.
“We met in ’53 at a wedding – that’s where the romance began and we got married two years later,” Mr Godbee says.
“I worked in the Airforce for 20 years which saw us move from Queensland to New South Wales to the Northern Territory to Victoria over time.
“After retirement we lived in Kingscliff for 28 years, then built a home in Banora Point where we lived for a while but in the end it became too much for us to handle.
“Along with our daughter we did the research and found Tall Trees best suited our requirements as a couple–because all care is provided in our own apartment, there’s no need to move around or be separated.
“We moved in almost two years ago and we’re so happy together here. We ride our double-scooter in and around town, as well as down to Kingscliff to touch base with old friends there.
“Doreen and I make a great team – she navigates and I drive, and it’s just really nice having those trips together.”
Recent newly-weds Alister and Lorna Arnott will be celebrating their first Valentine’s Day this year as husband and wife after getting married on 11 November last year.
“We met nine years ago and have been together all that time, but thought it was a good time last year to get married,” Mr Arnott says.
“We both looked after each other during sickness, but when I had four operations in the one year in 2007 was when we decided to make the move in here.
“Although she was in great health at the time we were still able to be together as well as have assistance if we needed it.
“We love having guests over to entertain and go down to the local bowls club regularly for a game.”
Tall Trees style of supported living provides the ability for senior couples to stay together in the later years of life even if they have different care requirements.
With Tall Trees neighbourhoods in Tanah Merah, Rochedale, Caboolture, Redland Bay and Ocean View, many seniors are able to remain living with their loved ones and share Valentines Day together year after year.
For more information call Tall Trees on 1300 304 413 or visit www.talltrees.net.au