Kathy and Roy Senior have been a hugely valued part of the team at Beaverbrook House, playing a big role in ensuring it’s a great place for residents to live. As they announce their retirement from the sheltered home, we speak to them about their career and memories.
Kathy: ‘I’ve loved every minute of it’
Kathy has been with the charity since February 2002. In her role, as Home Manager she has helped to keep all residents safe and well, the building well maintained, organise social events, and spread awareness in the local area.
“I have worked at Beaverbrook for nearly 21 years and loved every minute of it. I have met and loved many residents and their families, shared in their memories and made plenty of new ones with them all. There will be a large gap in our lives, but we’re so glad to have been able to share amazing times that won’t be forgotten.
“Beaverbrook is a fantastic place to live, and I tell everyone how lucky the residents are. It has a great atmosphere and everyone who enters the building feels this.
“I have been fortunate to discover different skills in myself that I didn’t know I had, and I hope to continue to use these in my next chapter. The charity has been an excellent employer, providing support and encouragement and we are very proud to say we’ve worked for them. We will miss everyone and everything about Beaverbrook, but we are very pleased to be able to hand over all our knowledge to the new manager Chris and wish him well.”
Roy: “It’s not just a job”
Roy joined the charity on 1st June 1984 which marks an incredible 38 years of service. His main role has been maintenance operative, undertaking general support tasks around Beaverbrook and helping to maintain the communal gardens.
“After 38 years at Beaverbrook, I can say it’s been wonderful, marvellous, and fantastic. Not only has this been my job, but it’s also been my hobby, which I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of. I will certainly miss all the residents, families, and everyone we’ve met along the way. Starting retirement will be a new way of life and I don’t yet know what it will bring, but no doubt I’ll find a new hobby with skills I’ve gained from working at Beaverbrook.”
We want to wish both Kathy and Roy a long and fulfilling retirement and thank them both for their hard work and dedication during their time with us.
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