This Valentine’s Day, amidst the chocolates and roses, four couples at Alino Living’s Killarney Court facility in Killarney Vale offer a heartwarming reminder that love truly knows no bounds. Their stories, spanning decades and filled with shared laughter, adventures and unwavering support, paint a beautiful picture of enduring love and companionship in later life.
Ted and Jan, who met at the Tooheys Brewery in 1989, have been partners in life for 33 years. From cheering on their favourite sporting teams to fishing excursions and family gatherings, theirs is a love story woven with shared passions and deep affection. Their blended family of six children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren is a testament to their enduring bond.
Ted and Jan
Roy and Doreen, married for over 60 years, met at the Auburn RSL in the 1950s. Their early years were filled with the joy of dancing every Saturday night, a tradition that continues to bring them smiles even today. With one daughter, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, their love story is a beacon of warmth and resilience.
Roy and Doreen
Keith and Lorraine, married for an incredible 66 years, met at a dance in 1953. Their story began with a simple dance invitation and blossomed into a lifelong love built on shared interests, including trips to the beach, movie nights and music. When Keith came to Killarney Court, Lorraine made the selfless decision to join him, demonstrating the depth of their commitment. Their two children, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren bear witness to their enduring love.
Keith and Lorraine
Barry and Noni, married for 60 years, met at a pub in Manly in 1963. Their love story started with a spark of attraction and grew into a beautiful family life filled with children, beloved pets and adventures across Australia. With two children and two grandchildren, theirs is a testament to the joy of building a life together.
Barry and Noni
These four couples are living proof that love knows no age limit. Their stories are an inspiration to all, reminding us that love, laughter and shared experiences are the cornerstones of a fulfilling life. As Valentine’s Day approaches, let their stories be a reminder to cherish the love in our lives, young and old.
“These couples inspire us all with their enduring love and commitment,” says Justin Dover, Co-CEO of Alino Living. “Their stories remind us that love is a journey, not a destination, and it continues to bring joy and meaning to life, even in our later years. We are proud to offer care that fosters connection and celebrates the unique love stories of each resident at Killarney Court and all our facilities.”
With tailored care plans to suit the needs of every resident, Alino Living’s four Central Coast aged care facilities, including Killarney Court, are committed to creating a warm and supportive environment where residents can thrive and continue to experience love and connection. This Valentine’s Day, we celebrate these remarkable couples and the enduring power of love.