Doreen Taylor (66), will see her last service-user for Extra Hands home care company over her final weekend shift of October 31 and November 1.
“I will miss the people very much. You can’t help but get close, in a professional way, to the people you look after every day,” she said.
“I have really enjoyed all my time with Extra Hands, it’s a good company to work for and I wouldn’t have worked for anyone else,” she added.
With three children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, retirement may not be a quiet time for Doreen, who lives in Hellesdon.
“I live in a retirement complex, which is really nice and I have no plans to move anywhere else. I don’t really have many plans for my retirement, but it will be nice to see a bit more of the family when we can,” she said.
Before joining the Broadland office of Extra Hands home care, Doreen was a chef at the University of East Anglia in Norwich before changing careers. She took her new role to heart and was visiting up to ten service users a day on her regular rounds.
She celebrated her 66th birthday with a family meal but decided she would work to the end of her October birthday month - including her final weekend shift.
“Doreen has been a much-valued member of the Extra Hands team and we know that she will be very much missed by both her colleagues and those service users she worked with. We all wish her a happy and healthy retirement,” said director of care services Jo Tier.
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