Residents tie the knot at American Senior Communities center


Seniors Tie the Knot

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 30, 2015) – Two seniors tied the knot Wednesday afternoon during a special wedding ceremony at Washington Healthcare Center.

Jerri Rose, 70, and Steven Coleman, 58, met two years ago at the center, where they are currently residents.

The two had one wish: to get married. The Indiana Chapter of the Twilight Wish Foundation heard about the couple’s request and granted their wish.

“A wonderful wish, two people in love. It’s never too late,” said Sunee Fleshman, Indiana State Director of the Twilight Wish Foundation.

The group organized the wedding complete with flowers, decorations, and a cake. The ceremony and reception were held inside the cafeteria of the Washington Healthcare Center, which was transformed into a sea of blue, white, and purple for the couple’s special day.

“It’s a family. Our team comes together and we all had done what it takes to make it work. It’s really been exciting for all of us,” said Washington Healthcare Center Interim Director, April England.

Jerri practiced her walk down the aisle for days. She spends much of her time in a wheelchair, but was determined to take those steps to walk down the aisle toward her future husband.

“I think it’s absolutely beautiful and gorgeous,” Rose said of the ceremony.

The couple said they were overwhelmed with joy to see their wish become a reality.

“I feel happy,” Coleman said. His new wife added, “to spend the rest of my life with him.”

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