Friday, February 26, 2010

Seniors Share Secrets to Happy Marriages

From 'pure luck' to viewing a marriage as 'forever' as opposed to 'right now' to matching astrological signs, seniors from Chagrin Falls, Ohio share the secrets to successful, happy marriages.

Check out the article here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Love Quote of the Week

"Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle." - Amy Bloom

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart...

An elderly senior couple were invited to an old friends home for dinner one evening.

She was impressed by the way her lady friend preceded every request to her husband with endearing terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc...

The couple had been married almost 70 years and, clearly, they were still very much in love. While the husband was in the living room, her lady friend leaned over to her host to say, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your husband all those loving pet names'.

The elderly lady hung her head. 'I have to tell you the truth,' she said, 'His name slipped my mind about 10 years ago, and I'm scared to death to ask what his name is'.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Over Five Hundred Years of Love

Senior couples at our client's community, The Palace Renaissance in Kendall, reaffirmed promises made as far back as 1943 during a truly unforgettable Wedding Vow Renewal ceremony.

The couples have shared nearly a combined 550 years of marital bliss.

The local CBS station, WFOR, profiled two couples who shared their love stories as well as provided the secrets of a successful marriage.

To read and view the story, please click here.

Love Quote of the Week

"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable." - Bruce Lee

Friday, February 12, 2010

84 Years of Marriage

By Francine Sawyer
Sun Journal Staff

A Craven County couple are in the Guinness World Records book.

The two did nothing outlandish such as sky-diving upside down, dancing for days, taking the longest lawn mower ride or having the most tattoos.

No, Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of the Brownsville community have been married for more than 84 years. That is a feat in itself.

They have the world record of the longest marriage for a living couple.

To view the complete article, please click here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Love Quote of the Week

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two." - from the movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Seeking Senior Love Stories

The Ehlers Group, the award-winning strategic marketing and communications company, is seeking 365 Senior Love Stories.

The company, which specializes in marketing programs for senior housing communities, is kicking off its quest for 365 Senior Love Stories on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010, for a book being compiled by authors Janis Ehlers and Kerry Green.

“We are often inspired after meeting residents at our clients’ communities,” said Ehlers. “They often have such rich histories. From their first meeting and courtship to when they married and their early lives, these are wonderful heartfelt stories that need to be written down.”

Entries for 365 Senior Love Stories must be submitted by May 31, 2010. Additional submission guidelines include:

1. At least one party must be at least 70 years at the time of submission;
2. Both parties must be living when the submission is made;
3. Submission may be from couple, relatives or third-parties on their behalf;
4. Submissions must be no more than 400 words
5. Submissions must be typewritten and include the full names of the couple;
6. The published story will contain only first names and ages;
7. Submissions without telephone numbers cannot be considered;
8. Submissions may be rewritten, edited at the discretion of the book authors;
9. Book authors reserve the right to select the love stories for publication;
10. Selected submitters will be notified in advance of book publication;
11. Photo(s) can be wedding photo, couple when they met or a recent photo. Pictures need to include the couples’ names and a photographer’s name if credit is required. Photographs altered in any fashion are not accepted. Pictures can not be returned. Image requirements: JPEG file format and 300 dpi. Please provide pictures that avoid red-eye, busy backgrounds, etc. Image where the couple’s heads and eyes are on the same level are preferred.

To submit a Love Story, please email For more information, please call 954-726-9228

Monday, February 1, 2010

Love Quote of the Week

"Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle." - Amy Bloom