Among the party goers, was a couple with a sweet love story. Gerardo and Helga Weinstein met in Lima, Peru, on Helga’s 18th birthday. Their parents thought they would be a good match, and the couple was engaged two weeks later. They both valued each other's intelligence, travel experiences, attractiveness and kindness. Not to mention, they were both eager to settle down and start a family.
“When two people want to make a happy marriage, you must have the right attitude of honesty and integrity and have the desire to work at it like anything else in life,” said Gerardo. “To prosper and blossom in your relationship through respect, admiration and love for each other is the ultimate goal.”
The two have three daughters that live in Dallas, and four grandchildren. Helga and Gerardo will be celebrating their 61st anniversary of marital bliss next month at their home, The Legacy at Willow Bend.
“I love him because he is very kind to me and has an intelligent mind,” said Helga.
“She is more intelligent than I am. She has a sixth sense,” said Gerardo. “I admire Helga. She is a wonderful human being who cares deeply for her family. She demonstrates integrity and is a courageous person in dealing with the realities of life.”
“There are so many sweet love stories at The Legacy at Willow Bend, whether a couple has been married for 60 years or they met each other two years ago living at The Legacy,” said Lisa Harris, lifestyle and member assistance coordinator of The Legacy at Willow Bend. “Our members have a lot of love for each other as friends as well. I was very pleased that everyone had such a great time at our Valentine’s Day celebration!”
The Legacy at Willow Bend, Plano’s first and only life care retirement community, is situated on a 28-acre site at Spring Creek Parkway between Preston Road and Ohio Drive. The Legacy at Willow Bend offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site. The community features 103 independent living apartment homes, 12 custom independent living villas, 40 assisted living apartment homes, 18 memory support suites, and 60 private skilled healthcare suites.
The Legacy at Willow Bend is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit retirement community owned by parent company, The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc. The Legacy at Willow Bend, the only Jewish-sponsored life care retirement community in Texas, is open to people of all faiths. For information, call (972) 468-6208, or visit www.thelegacyWB.org.