Love stories have changed a lot through the years. Many of the residents at Sunnybrook at Burlington Assisted Living met at dance halls. Online dating was still unheard of.

The Sunnybrook Sweetheart Wine Walk will share those stories Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sunnybrook Executive Director Mallory Hymes gathered most of the 35 to 40 resident love stories, which will be written and posted throughout the assisted living and memory care neighborhoods during the event.

Participants can sample a variety of wines from Lake Hill Winery in Carthage, Il, East Grove Farms in Salem, and Baxter’s Vineyards and Winery in Nauvoo, Il. as they get in the Valentine’s Day mood.

Hymes personal favorite love story includes a husband and wife who met when he was 7 years old and she was 5 years old. The girl’s parents built her a new slide in her backyard. He came over to try it out, and they were inseparable ever since.

Those enjoying the wine walk can gain some advice from people in marriages like this one, that lasted for 75 years.

“People can see how the older population and their love stories are so much different back in the day than they are anymore,” said Hymes.

The event also will offer appetizers and live piano music by Luke Davids.

While the wine walk is free, those attending will have plenty of opportunity to support the event’s cause.

Montessori memory care program residents will silent auction handmade chocolate truffle boxes to support Sunnybrook’s adventure activities. Stemless wine glasses with the Sunnybrook logo will be for sale, and proceeds will go toward the Alzheimer’s Association.