Banbury care home helps reunite couple married for 65 years

Longtime Bloxham couple reunited with help of Banbury care home

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 2:36 pm
Longtime Bloxham couple - Roy, 89, and Una Timms, 87, - reunited with help of Banbury care home - Larkrise Care Centre.
Longtime Bloxham couple - Roy, 89, and Una Timms, 87, - reunited with help of Banbury care home - Larkrise Care Centre.

The team at Larkrise Care Centre were thrilled to organise a very special lunch for married couple of 65 years Roy and Una Timms who have been reunited after living apart, due to health issues, since March.

Roy moved into the Banbury care home, run by The Orders of St John’s Care Trust (OSJCT), earlier this month to be with his wife.

Roy, 89, and Una Timms, 87, lived for many happy years in Bloxham Banbury before failing health led to their move. Una was taken into hospital in March and subsequently moved into Larkrise to receive nursing care. Both Roy and Una live with dementia and Roy was becoming increasingly sad about living apart.

The couple don’t have children, but their supportive nieces and nephews helped to arrange for Roy to move into the care home to be with Una. Roy receives residential care and he visits Una in her room every day.

Home Manager Lyndsay Sard said: “Seeing Una and Roy together is wonderful.

"Roy especially had missed his wife during their time apart. They spent the afternoon looking at their wedding album together and Una reminded Roy that he didn’t like white bread. It has been such an honour to support this and see them happy together.”