LOVE Is in the Air
Golden LivingCenters | posted February 10, 2015 |
This year, Golden Living celebrates the love shared in our LivingCenters across the country. Many couples continue their journey together in one of our LivingCenters, and some couples meet and fall in love after they become a resident. Here are a few of their stories...
Gus and Do Ohlendorf reside in our Golden LivingCenter – Delano and celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary recently. High school sweethearts, Gus and Do married on February 26, 1943 and had one son after Gus returned from the South Pacific after serving in World War II.
Celebrating 53 years of marriage on February 2, Maria and Herman Simonsen met one day after church when a key event was cancelled. After spending three months refusing his advances, Maria finally consented to a first date. They married after Maria rebuffed Herman for a year in 1963 and raised two daughters. The Simonsens are living out their love story at Golden LivingCenter – Lake Ridge.
Meeting at Bible class, James Rawls was stationed at the Charleston Naval Base at the time and asked Johnnie out one day after class. After dating for eight months, James spent Christmas with Johnnie’s sister and kissed her for the first time. He asked her to marry him a few weeks later, and they were married On November 6, 1953. Since then they have raised three children and currently live at the Golden LivingCenter – Briarwood in Georgia.
Wilbur and Ellen Boettcher met at a roller skating rink in 1940 in Elk River, Minnesota when Ellen had trouble maintaining her balance trying to skate around the rink. After dating for a few years, Wilbur was drafted into the Army and served in World War II. Ellen’s father spotted Wilbur when he came home from the war and took him home to Ellen and said, “Look what I brought home!” After being reunited, they married October 19, 1946 and have enjoyed a lifetime of big game hunting and fishing. They now reside at the Golden LivingCenter – Twin Rivers.
Meeting in 2014, John Speckhart and Frances Smeal moved into the Golden LivingCenter – Hillview and were placed in rooms opposite the hallway from each other. What began as an innocent wave and a word or two exchanged in passing soon blossomed to more. While there have been some close calls, Frances has never been married or in a long term relationship. “I had to come to GLC – Hillview to find love!” she exclaims. The couple eagerly anticipates spending their first Valentine’s Day together this week.
Thanking Our Nurses During National Nurses Week May 6-12 | posted May 09, 2016
National Nurses Week is held every year beginning on May 6, with National RN Recognition Day and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who founded nursing as a modern profession. Growing from 11,892 nurses in 1900 to more than 3.4 million, they deserve special recognition for their dedication during this Nurses Week.
Love Is in the Air 2016 | posted February 12, 2016
We share many holidays and life celebrations with our LivingCenter residents, but Valentine's Day is especially sweet for us because we have the joy and privilege of caring for many resident couples. This Valentine’s Day we feature eight GLC couples who share their stories of devotion, happenstance and ageless love.
A Work of Heart: Appreciating Our Special Certified Nursing Assistants | posted June 11, 2015
We would like to recognize all of our Certified Nursing Assistants for their dedication and hard work every day. Here are a few CNAs recognized by their peers for the wonderful work they do. Read their stories in this article.