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Castleford Care Home Lovebirds Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Surprise Romantic Date!

Published: Tuesday 16th February 2021

Lovebirds Brenda and Phil Scott have celebrated their 21st Valentine’s Day as a married couple at Newfield Lodge care home with a surprise candle lit date.

The couple’s story began with a holiday romance in Torquay in their 20’s, where they first exchanged a glace across the dancefloor before dancing all night long together! The pair stayed in touch after their holiday, despite the 300 mile distance between them and love conquered all as they regularly travelled to visit one another before Phil made the decision to move to Yorkshire to be closer to his soulmate.

The happy couple courted for many years before saying their ‘I do’s’ in front of their friends and family in 1959. Since their wedding, the happy couple have hardly spent a day apart.

The thoughtful staff at Newfield Lodge organised for Brenda and Phil to share a romantic meal together to celebrate Valentine’s Day, complete with candles and rose petals on the table, and a delicious buffet style dinner with the care team acting as their personal waiters offering a 5 star restaurant table service.

The couple, who have 1 son, believe the secret to a long and happy marriage is to be considerate to each other’s feelings. Brenda said, ‘In all of the years that we have been together, we have never argued we always respect each other’s point of view!’. Phil adds, ‘I think the key to success is to always be considerate and thoughtful – that’s how you have a successful marriage’.

Lifestyle Manager, Emily Waugh, said, ‘Our residents have wholeheartedly embraced Valentine’s Day this year. We have enjoyed so many activities such as baking Valentine’s themed buns, making decorations, listening to love songs and watching romantic movies – there has been something for everyone to enjoy’.

Newfield Lodge Home Manager, Lynn Robinson, said, ‘We are so pleased we could make Brenda and Phil’s Valentine’s Day so special. They are never apart throughout the day and are the definition of soulmates. I am delighted to see how much they enjoyed their special date‘.

Newfield Lodge is operated by Ideal Carehomes and recently achieved a ‘Good’ rating for a second time by the Care Quality Commission. All 64 bedrooms at the residential and dementia care home are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver dignified and person-centred care. Boasting spacious lounges, a hair salon and cinema room, residents enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities, managed by a dedicated lifestyle manager. To contact Newfield Lodge, please call Lynn on 01977 522 508 or visit