Best Friends Of Almost 80 Years Move Into Senior Care Home Together



Two incredible women Olive Woodward and Kathleen Saville have been best friends ever since they were 11 years old.

That friendship is still so strong they have moved into a senior care facility together.

They first met at school at Ravenshead School in Nottingham, England, but they have also lived close to one another.

As time passed their bond grew stronger and their husband even worked at the same company.

As their families grew, they continued with get-togethers that became louder and busier as children joined the friendship of these two women and their husbands became friends too.



Sadly, Kathleen’s husband passed away in 1989, they had been married for 35 years. Kathleen continued to live in their marital home until a few years ago when she decided it was time to move to the care home Berry Hill Park in Mansfield.

Olive lost her husband in 2004, and although Olive has a large family to support her, she decided to continue living independently as well.

Olive then decided that she didn’t want to live alone anymore and moved to the same care home as Kathleen.

They are officially the oldest residents at the home and are adored by everyone there.

They love and thrive in this community and as a bonus, they are together every single day.

Family members can even come and visit whenever they like!

“We sometimes have to knock the staff into shape. I just raced one of the managers down the hallway for a laugh,” says Kathleen

“I’m so glad Olive is here now, we’re like giggling schoolgirls and we still put on our lippy and get dressed up. We always say to each other ‘if you’ve got it, flaunt it.’”

Home manager Sally Tebbett tells NBC, “they never stop chatting and giggling. It’s so endearing, they genuinely love each other and you can see that.”