Best friends of 80 years move into the same care home together

Best friends of 80 years move into the same care home together

As reported by the BBC, two elderly women from England, who have been best friends for 80 years, have moved into the same care home together.

Olive Woodward and Kathleen Saville, both aged 89, were joined at the hip when they first met back in 1941 at Ravenshead School in Nottingham, England, aged 11. The pair met when they sat next to each other in a lesson. Having lived down the road from each other when they were children, they became inseparable.

Even when they were adults, they lived on the same road and were both married to men who worked at the Coal Board. Kathleen married her late husband Leonard in 1954, while Olive married her late husband Roy two years later and went on to have two daughters, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

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Kathleen, who worked as a supervisor at Mansfield Telephone Exchange, tragically lost her husband back in 1989 following a 35-year marriage. While Olive lost her husband back in 2004.

Last year, Kathleen, who does not have children, decided to move into Berry Hill Park care home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, with her pal recently deciding to join her in the care home.

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Per SWNS, Olive explains that when Kathleen moved into the home she missed her and used to go and see her every Saturday for lunch. And so Olive decided she might as well move in with her good friend. And that she did, even managing to snag herself a room down the hall from Kathleen.

The lifelong friends typically spend their days getting up to all kinds of mischief and are two of the oldest residents at their care home.

And if you're wondering what the secret to their long friendships is, well, apparently it's never arguing.