Marriage Proposal at Philadelphia Flower Show Reflects Love is in Bloom

"Looking for the perfect moment…it just felt right."

Mar 11, 2016, 12:13 ET from AARP Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A retired US army veteran with 32 years of service proposed to his partner of six years at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs until March 13th.

Rick Smith, an Alpha, NJ resident, proposed to Nancy Sterner of Bethlehem, PA before a crowd of cheering onlookers.

"I wanted to propose at the Flower Show and was looking for the perfect moment," stated Rick Smith. "The people were having so much fun at the AARP PA table, I had to pop the question there. It just felt right."

AARP Pennsylvania, a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Flower Show was approached by Smith to set up the proposal at the AARP Life Reimagined photo booth.

"Life Reimagined is about discovering your 'what's next' and figuring out how to get there," stated Jacklyn Isasi, AARP Pennsylvania's Communications Director. "We were happy to play a part in the marriage proposal and congratulate the couple as they begin their journey to discover 'what's next' together."

Life Reimagined is a personal guidance system designed to help people navigate transitions, pursue their goals, dreams and purpose in life. In the next two years, more than 70 percent of people aged 40-60 anticipate a life change. With more than 2 million people using the Life Reimagined program, consumers have a platform to navigate transitions, access resources, and find discover new possibilities in life.

To view photos and video of the marriage proposal, visit the AARP PA Facebook page or click here.

About Life Reimagined
Life Reimagined was launched by AARP in 2014 as a personal guidance system to help people navigate transitions, pursue their goals, dreams and purpose in life. Through groundbreaking online programs and tools, and powerful live experiences, today Life Reimagined helps people discover new possibilities in life.  Begin reimagining at

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at

CONTACT: Jacklyn Isasi, (267) 825-9928 or


SOURCE AARP Pennsylvania