The Reporter (Lansdale, PA)
COUPLES RENEW WEDDING VOWS AT CHESTNUT KNOLL
On Valentine’s Day, two couples from Chestnut Knoll celebrated the holiday of love by renewing their wedding vows.
Residents Don and Grace Campbell and Dick and Ruth Clark said, “I do,” again in front of family and friends inside the dining room at the senior living community in Boyertown.
Michael Sullivan, the chaplain of Caring Hospice Services, officiated the ceremony that included a special moment recognizing the spouses who have passed away.
“Michael did a beautiful job officiating,” Grace Campbell said. “I was able to laugh through even though I was feeling so emotional through the whole ceremony, thinking of what a wonderful life Don and I have had.”
The Campbells celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Feb. 11. The couple met at a dance at Holy Cross Church in Mt. Airy, a neighborhood in Philadelphia.
Dick and Ruth Clark found each other later in life. They met at church and have been inseparable ever since.
Ernest Knechel was in the audience, comforted by his daughter Sandy Niermans.
Knechel’s wife, Mildred, died two weeks prior to the ceremony. He and Mildred were married for 76 years.
“I am thankful to Chestnut Knoll for honoring Millie’s memory,” Knechel said. “I thought the ceremony was beautiful; I miss her every day.”
Chestnut Knoll offers personal care and memory care residences at an affordable month-to-month lease with no buy-in fees. Services include 24-hour personal care assistance with medical support, meals, housekeeping, social events and transportation. All residents have access to FOX Optimal Living, an evidence-based continuum of wellness and rehab services.
Chestnut Knoll also offers At Home Services, available to seniors where they live. This service includes assistance with medication monitoring, personal care, companion care, light housekeeping and laundry and transportation.
Awarded 2023 Caring Super Star by Caring.com, 2022 Best of Senior Living by A Place for Mom and named 2022-23’s Best Assisted Living and Best Memory Care by U.S. News & World Report.
For more information on personal care, memory care and home-care services, call Julie Krasley, director of marketing, at 610-473-8066 or visit www.chestnutknoll.com.