WOW! Moments: 60th Diamond Anniversary
Dene and Louise Simpson married on August 17, 1956. The couple now resides in different programs here at the Courtyards at River Park Senior Living. Dene lives in Memory Care and Louise lives in the Senior Apartments. 2016 marks Dene and Louise’s 60th year of marriage. It’s not every day you meet a couple celebrating such a monumental milestone. When the Courtyards at River Park heard about Dene and Louise Simpson’s upcoming anniversary date, the staff knew they had to do something to honor the special occasion.
With support from community’s dining services and the couple’s family, the Courtyards hosted an anniversary celebration for the books. The Courtyards’ Activity Director decorated and transformed the clubhouse into a gorgeous event space. The colors turquoise and cream were incorporated throughout the party’s decorations to correlate with the original colors from Dene and Louise’s wedding. The Courtyards’ dining services contributed by providing a delicious and beautifully designed Italian cream cake, which incorporated detailed diamond accents. Friends, family, and fellow Courtyard residents joined together for this special day. Louise and Dene had family from across the country come to celebrate. All three of their daughters were able to attend. This was a complete surprise to Louise and Dene who reveled in the company of their loved ones.
The afternoon was a huge success and a memorable WOW! Moment for the couple and guests alike. The Activity Director recalls the celebration as one of the most special WOW! Moments she has helped organized. Being able to help bring some happiness to both of these residents and their families was an honor and joy. A love and commitment that should be celebrated by all.
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