Love is in the air and residents are spreading the word at Hamberley Care Homes.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than passing on some messages about what makes our hearts tick?

And it’s always good to talk about our feelings because it makes us feel close to those around us.

So, Valentine’s Day is a fantastic chance for a good old chat and chuckle.

Mike who lives at Chawley Grove said simply, “stay true” is the key to love and a long relationship. His fellow resident Doreen, said: “You have to give and take, don’t let silly things upset you.”

Two great tips from two great people.

As well as sharing tips for a healthy and loving relationship, residents also enjoyed sharing the stories of love and romance in their lives.

Alan from Cofton Park Manor believes it was the ability to “give and take” that keeps a relationship strong.

He believes sometimes you must give up something for someone else – because you love them.

And fellow resident Cybil agreed, “Have lots of give and take”, she said.

Caddington Grove residents also had a lot of fun discussing the subject of love.

Resident Rita truly believes that it all lies with first “liking the look of someone”, whilst fellow resident Pat said “trust” is the key to all good relationships.

Upton residents also joined the Valentine’s fun.

Pamela Lester, aged 84, said it was all about “trust and good communication”. Rissa Needham, aged 90, said “trust” was key.

Lawrence Turner, aged 80 says, “keep it fun”, and Sheila Bellis, aged 79, and her husband Gerry’s advice is to “be happy and smile.”

And Milngavie residents also joined the Valentine's fun when they embarked on making their own cards of love and joined a sing-along with a cuppa and goodies afterwards in a local church.