Every year on February 14th people around the world exchange flowers, love messages and gifts in the name of St. Valentine’s Day. Did you know that it wasn’t until the 19th century that the modern culture of sending greeting cards, offering confectionary & presenting flowers started? It was developed first in England before it spread to other parts of the world.
At Andrew Kerr Care we LOVE creating living, caring and community moments. Love of life, love of providing care and love of the community we live and work in.
Lindsay and Joan recently shared their own living, community and care moments with Angelia Dixon, CEO at Andrew Kerr Care. Lindsay is a resident at Andrew Kerr Care and Joan lives next door at Morven Manor. They have been married for nearly 63 years. Joan visits Lindsay every day.
Lindsay, what do you LOVE most about Joan?
“She’s just a dammed angel! I like everything about her and have done from the day we met.”
Living, community and care moments are important to us, which is why we LOVE providing couple rooms for partners at Andrew Kerr Care. Each room has access to the main lounge, dining area and cosy lounges for one on one chats. For more information or to arrange an exclusive tour, please click here
Did you know?
St. Valentine’s Day was named after saints Valentinus who apparently lived in the 3rd Century. One of the popular stories were during the time when Romans were converting to Christianity from Pagan laws. The Emperor at that time, Claudius II was a Pagan and hence created strict laws restricting Christians and their free movement in the country.
Claudius believed that the Roman Soldiers should remain unmarried so that they could give their priority commitment to the country. He passed a law prohibiting young Christian men from getting married. St. Valentine objected to this law and secretly married away many Christian soldiers! He conducted Christian marriages and legend suggests he truly believed in the power of love.
St. Valentine was eventually charged as guilty and punished by Claudius. He was executed on the 14th of February in the year 270.
Professing one’s love to another gained popularity in the 1600s when St. Valentine’s Day first began to celebrate through the exchange of love messages. It grew quickly in the 1850’s and exchanging small gifts and handwritten letters on February 14th became quite common amongst all social classes.
In the beginning of the 20th century, as printing technology advanced, handwritten letters got replaced by printed cards and other merchandise. Affordable postage costs and an increased use of the postal system contributed to its widespread acceptance and success.
At Andrew Kerr Care we LOVE creating living, caring and community moments. Love of life, love of providing care and love of the community we live and work in. We believe independence, family and community are important to having a happy life. Andrew Kerr Care prides itself on outstanding clinical care. Our Registered Nurses are rostered on for each shift to ensure appropriate clinical care is there at all times. For more information.