Never too old

Raymond and Gina enjoy a Valentines meal
Raymond and Gina enjoy a Valentines meal

Story and photos by Richard Belbin

Proving you’re never too old for romance, St Catherine’s Nursing Home celebrated Valentine’s Day with romantic lunches and a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment from singer Paul Anthony.

Raymond and Gina (pictured) were amongst those enjoying a two course lunch at the home, still happily devoted to one another after fifty years of marriage. “It was lovely” Gina told us, just before rushing off for the next part of the days entertainment.

A full room was seated for an hour’s entertainment from the excellent singer Paul Anthony, who kept everyone entertained and got folk up dancing! The surprisingly boisterous audience certainly enjoyed his performance – when he told us he ‘fancied a bit of Elvis’ Sheila quickly asked ‘ooh, which bits?’ Showing no concern for health and safety Paul then invited the crowd to twist again to his renditions of hits by the likes of Tommy Steele, the Monkees, Tom Jones and Tony Christie.

Events co-ordinator Julie was delighted with the day:

“It went fantastic. All those faces lit up with happiness, they all absolutely loved it.”

Resident Mary certainly agreed:

“Paul was wonderful, I haven’t seen anything like this in ages”

 

Paul Anthony entertains the guests.
Paul Anthony entertains the guests.
Raymond and Gina enjoy a Valentines meal
Raymond and Gina enjoy a Valentines meal