Celebrating a quarter of a century at Friars Mead
Resident and staff at Friars Mead care home in Kings Langley, managed by the Abbeyfield Hertfordshire Residential Care Society, have celebrated a special milestone for their Housekeeper, Liz Swindles, who has just passed a quarter of a century working there.
Liz is one of six staff who have served at Friars Mead for over 20 years, and one of the things the 27-bed home is consistently praised for is that the residents can always recognise a friendly face.
Liz has Friars Mead to thank for more than one important aspect of her life. Having started part-time when her son started school, it has turned into an unexpected long-term role.
Liz said, “I meet my husband here when he was working as a handyman at Friars Mead. He doesn’t work here anymore, but we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this November.
"Friars Mead will always mean a little more to me that just a place where I work. I can’t say that I will be here in another 25 years, unless it is as a resident – then I can then tell all my stories to the next housekeeper!“
The home’s residents and her colleagues bought Liz some flowers and a gift to celebrate.
I didn’t think I would be working here 25 years later! I have meet so many interesting people over the years and heard many stories from both residents and staff. – Liz
Care to join us? Friars Mead are hiring now!
Friars Mead are now looking for new members of staff to fill full-time and part-time housekeeping vacancies, as well as carers, kitchen and maintenance roles. If you would like to join a friendly, dedicated and professional team in a rewarding job, contact the home by email, or call 01923 270 304.
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