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Valentine’s Day: Gravesend Residents Find Love Following Care Home Move

Moving into a care home, love was the last thing on 89-year-old Beryl Harman’s mind, but she found it when fellow resident, Peter Ambler, moved in a few months later.

Former sequence dancer, Beryl, moved into Edward Moore House back in May and whilst she wasn’t looking for love, it seems to have found her in the form of Royal Navy veteran, Peter.

90-year-old Peter moved into the home just a few months later in August and the pair, who are both widowed, felt an instant connection and struck up a friendship. Fast forward a few months and the pair are very much a happy couple.

“It’s a big change moving into a care home, it was really daunting, so it has been lovely to find Peter,” says Beryl. “We just gelled instantly, and I think if you’re given a second chance to be happy you should take it.”

“And since being with this lady, I’ve been happy,” adds Peter, “we spend all of our time together and do enjoy a kiss and a cuddle!”

The pair spend their days holding hands in the lounge and certainly seem to enjoy a joke together, marriage is even on the cards for the happy couple, “well, at our age you’ve got to move quickly,” says Beryl, whilst Peter laughs and replies, “Get married? If I have to!”

Christine Hutchinson, General Manager of Edward Moore House said: “It’s just so lovely to see Beryl and Peter together, you can clearly see they’ve made a real connection and it just shows, it’s never too late for love.”


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