As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s a time to celebrate love in all its forms, and who better to offer wisdom on the subject than our cherished senior citizens? With a lifetime of experiences, relationships, and memories, seniors have a unique perspective on love that is both profound and heartwarming. Here are 15 beautiful quotes from seniors, provided by Brookhaven Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, located in Far Rockaway, NY, that capture the essence of love and its enduring power:

“Love is not about how many years you have been together; it’s about how much you have loved each other every single day.” – Unknown

“True love is not found in grand gestures or extravagant gifts, but in the quiet moments shared between two souls.” – Patricia, 78

“Love is like a garden; it requires patience, nurturing, and a little bit of magic to blossom into something beautiful.” – Harold, 82

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the love in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Love is not about finding someone perfect; it’s about seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam, 85

“The greatest gift one can give is the gift of love. It costs nothing, yet its value is immeasurable.” – Evelyn, 90

“Love is not limited by age; it grows stronger and more meaningful with each passing year.” – Richard, 94

“To love and be loved is the greatest joy in life. It fills your heart with warmth and your soul with contentment.” – Margaret, 87

“Love is not about changing someone; it’s about accepting them for who they are and standing by their side through it all.” – William, 80

“Love is like a fine wine; it only gets better with age.” – Sophia, 92

“The best love stories are not the ones that have a happy ending, but the ones that show that love is worth fighting for.” – George, 88

“Love is the thread that weaves through the fabric of our lives, binding us together in moments of joy and sorrow.” – Clara, 95

“Love is not about the grand gestures; it’s about the little things you do every day to make someone feel cherished.” – James, 81

“To love deeply and be loved in return is life’s greatest blessing.” – Elizabeth, 89

“Love is timeless. It transcends age, distance, and even death. It’s the legacy we leave behind and the memories we hold dear.” – Henry, 96

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, let us take inspiration from these wise words of love from our senior citizens. May we cherish the love we have, nurture the relationships that matter most, and embrace the true essence of love in all its beauty and simplicity.

Brookhaven Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a warm and caring skilled nursing facility, which specializes in Short-Term, Long-Term, and Bariatric weight loss services. Conveniently located on the border of Queens and Long Island with Oceanfront views, our 298-bed facility offers a variety of nursing services in a friendly and comfortable environment. Our profession staff recognizes that every resident is unique and special and is committed to developing treatment plans that meet the physical and psychosocial needs of each resident to promote optimal well-being and a sense of independence.