When Leslie mentioned to Lake Prince Woods’ healthcare staff that her anniversary with Randy was approaching, they worked together to create the perfect evening to honor their love, including an outdoor vow renewal ceremony and romantic anniversary dinner. “I feel like Cinderella,” said Leslie. Healthcare staff worked together to do Leslie’s hair and makeup and bought her a gown just for the occasion. “This has been such a magical day and I’m so grateful to Lake Prince Woods for helping us celebrate.”
Leslie Kruger met and married her husband, Randy, in 2007. They lived together in the Smithfield area for ten years until Leslie moved to Lake Prince Woods. Since then, Randy has continued to be a constant, loving presence in Leslie’s life, visiting her daily for all their meals, bringing their dog, Schatz, for regular visits, even volunteering with Lake Prince Woods Activities Department in order to spend more time with her. “I have such a deep respect for Leslie and she returns that respect to me,” said Randy. “This is the second marriage for both of us, so we know every marriage has rough times but Leslie shows she loves me on a daily basis.”
“Pre-COVID, Randy was here from breakfast to dinner,” shared Activities Director Megan Pryor. “During the beginning of the pandemic, he wasn’t able to see Leslie as much as he had previously and we could see the difference in her. We are so excited that EveryAge’s Grant-a-Dream program gave them the opportunity to celebrate their anniversary in such a special way, especially in these trying times.”
The Lungers’ vow renewal ceremony was held in one of the several beautiful gazebos found on Lake Prince Woods’ 172 acres and was officiated by their Chaplain, Gary Newsome. Following the ceremony, the Lungers’ enjoyed dinner for two from George’s Steakhouse along with a beautiful cake donated from Janette Johnson with Just For Kicks Cupcakes & More in Surry.
About Lake Prince Woods: Lake Prince Woods is a residential retirement community offering a range of different lifestyle choices. Located in Suffolk, Virginia, the community is nestled among 172 acres of woods bordering Lake Prince. As a continuing care retirement community, Lake Prince Woods offers residential living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, and Lake Prince At Home, , a home health agency. To learn more, visit our website at lakeprincewoods.org.
About EveryAge: EveryAge, formally United Church Homes and Services, is an industry leader among not-for-profit senior living organizations with 12 locations serving more than 2,000 older adults in North Carolina and Virginia. Programs and locations include continuing care retirement communities, affordable housing communities and PACE (Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly). As a faith-based organization incorporated in 1961, EveryAge maintains a commitment to seniors by offering lifestyle options allowing individuals to focus on what’s truly important and matters most to them. For the second year in a row, EveryAge has been certified as a Great Place to Work™ Company.