A local resident, Jill Evans, was presented with a collection, a present and flowers for her 70th birthday by colleagues from the care home she has worked at for over 15 years.
Jill worked as a domestic assistant at Meadow View, in Rotherham, from 1989 to 1996. She was missed by colleagues and was asked to re-join the team 11 years later in 2007 as a Housekeeper. This means she has worked there for over 15 years in total and been involved with the home for almost 30 years.
When asked by Claire, her manager and the home’s Registered Manager, why she enjoys working at Meadow View she said, “The face of the staff and residents make me feel part of a happy family“. Jill went on to say, “The hours I work suit me allowing me to do other things. I continued after retirement so I can go on holiday when I want, go to my caravan and look after my grandson.”
Mandy Marshall, Home Administrator, thinks highly of Jill and she said that everyone calls her ‘Mother’. Mandy went on to describe her as a “loved member of the team, who is always smiling and fun to be around.” She continued by praising the way “she interacts well with residents and always has conversations with them. Jill is a listener and a very compassionate person who you can trust. She is very enthusiastic about her job”.
Claire Ward, Registered Manager at Meadow View, said: “It is such a privilege to work with Jill. She is really valued by our staff team and residents. Jill is really committed in her role and always puts so much energy into her work. I would like to take this chance to wish her a very happy 70th birthday and thank her for everything she has done for Meadow View over the years.”
Naomi Atkinson, Operations Director at Priory Adult Care, said: “Jill has offered many years of great service to Meadow View. We really appreciate everything she has done for us since first starting with us in 1989. I wish her the best in her role and personal endeavours.”
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