Elderly couple ties the knot after meeting at retirement home

Connie Palmes marries Claude Sanchez after meeting at retirement home / Christina Dawidowicz FOX21
Connie Palmes marries Claude Sanchez after meeting at retirement home / Christina Dawidowicz -- FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — They may look like they’ve been together for ages, but they were strangers until November, where they met at The Inn at Garden Plaza.

“I’ve loved to dance all my life and I’ve never turned an opportunity down. And she did come over a number or two later and asked me to dance. And we hit it off on the dance floor right off the bat,” said Claude Sanchez.

Sanchez is 89-years-old and Connie Palmes is 90.

They say they forget their age and feel like they’re in their prime.

“We know what our age is and life will continue, and whatever happens, happens. I don’t think I could ever be happier by myself than I am right now,” Sanchez said.

“He and I love to dance together, that’s the big reason. And we enjoyed it, we made it fun,” Palmes said.

Just a couple weeks ago, Sanchez popped the question. On Wednesday, they became man and wife.

“It means everything. It is everything. It’s been a long time since my first marriage, so I’ve been alone,” Palmes said.

Now, they’ll take on the world together.

“This is someone I could really love to love for the rest of my life,” Sanchez said.

The new couple will now be moving in together at The Inn at Garden Plaza.

They were married on Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

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