Warrigal celebrates retirement of long-term employee following 32 years of service, and four generations of family members employed

Warrigal recently celebrated the retirement of a long term employee following 32 years of service. Heather Peacock was a Leisure and Lifestyle officer at the Warrigal Bundanoon Residential Care Home, and is joined by her family to be a part of four generations worth of Warrigal employees.

Heather began working at Warrigal in 1989. Heather attributes Warrigal’s positive company culture, friendly team members and supportive management to being the reason for her long tenure.

Heather said, “We are a lovely community up here and there’s no particular memorythat really stands out because most days it’s always special. Everyday it’s always fun to come to work and be happy with everyone. I’ve never regretted anything here in all my years, I’ve loved every day."

There are four generations of Warrigal employees in Heather’s family;her mother Dorothy was a volunteer for 25 years (retiring only in January, 2021), her daughter-in-law began as a nurse for 17 years and is now working at Warrigal head office, and her granddaughter Jess also volunteered on the school holidays.

Heather’s daughter-in-law, Deb Jenkins, said, “Heather and I worked extremely closely during my 17 years at Bundanoon nursing together, and had many happy memories there. It is staff like Heather that make coming to work easy, her dedication and love for the residents is second to none."

Mark Sewell, Warrigal CEO said, “Everyone here at Warrigal would like to congratulate and thank Heather for the outstanding contribution she has made over the past 32 years, and celebrate the positive difference that four generations of her family have made to thousands of older people over the years. Her service is a true testament to positive culture we have here at Warrigal, and we are so proud to have such a quality workforce with people like Heather on our team. "

Warrigal Bundanoon held a small afternoon tea during Heather’s last shift, as they were unable to celebrate due to lockdown restrictions. Heather’s retirement plans are spending quality time with her husband, Alan, and tending to her garden.

Warrigal are recruiting now to search for the next generation of care workers to join their team, and to display the Warrigal values as Heather and her family have for so many years.

For anyone interested in joining the Warrigal team, visit their website to learn about their latest opportunities at warrigal.com.au

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