LOVE is in the air for residents at Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institution villages.
In the lead up to Valentine's Day, villages across NSW and ACT are hosting love-themed activities.
From a mock wedding in Tamworth (with cake, of course) to romantic luncheons and arts and crafts, love will be blooming across all 21 villages.
The institution's chief executive Frank Price said Valentine's Day provides the perfect opportunity to explore the universal theme of love and what love means to residents.
"It's about seeing people for who they are, not what age they are and hence the search for everyone's cherished Valentine memories and love lessons, creates an effective way of celebrating what love means to everybody," he said.
"We have many couples in our villages who will be able to celebrate their love for each other, for other residents it will be the celebration of their family and friendships or it may be their love of religion, music or our village pets."
Residents will also fill out Love Is cards, to express what love means to them.