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Disabled Couple In Their Sixties Find Love After Moving Into The Same Sheltered Accommodation

Monday 12 October 2020


From UK news outlet Metro:


Trisha Green and Derek Icke
This couple found love in their sixties.
(Picture: PA Real Life)

Disabled couple in their sixties find love after moving into the same sheltered accommodation

By Faima Bakar
Thursday 8 October 2020
© 2020 Associated Newspapers Limited.

A couple who moved into sheltered accommodation in their sixties fell for each other when their eyes met over the handlebars of a mobility scooter.

Trisha Green, 61, moved into Seagrave Court, an independent living scheme in Nottingham, after developing fibromyalgia – a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body – in her 50s.

After a few months of staying at the accommodation, she met former engineer Derek Icke, 67, and showed off her mobility scooter. Derek, who has a spinal condition and uses a wheelchair, was viewing the facilities in summer 2018 and moved in shortly after.

The pair soon scooted together to a showing of Mary Poppins Returns at the local cinema for their first date.

And they’ve been inseparable ever since and even got engaged last November.

With their September wedding postponed due to Covid-19, they have now rescheduled for June 2021.


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