The White House care home, part of the Centrum Care Group, recently celebrated the retirement of Yvonne Jenne, a dedicated team member who has served the home with distinction for 24 years. At the age of 66, Yvonne has decided to hang up her uniform and embark on a new chapter of relaxation and discovery.

Yvonne Jenne has been an integral part of The White House care home, working as both a health care assistant and a housekeeper. Her warm presence and unwavering commitment have made her a beloved figure among both residents and the team members.

Reflecting on her long tenure, Yvonne shared, “I have loved working at The White House because it has always felt comfortable and welcoming. I enjoy spending time with the residents, chatting with them, and helping them in any way I can.”

Yvonne’s departure will leave a significant void, not only because of her hard work and dedication but also due to the personal connections she formed over the years. “I will miss working with all my colleagues and the lovely residents. It’s the people that made every day special,” she said.

Now that she is retiring, Yvonne looks forward to a few weeks of relaxation and then plans to take life as it comes. In her free time, she will indulge in her hobbies of bird stamp collecting, collecting teaspoons from different places, and creating beautiful tapestry cushions.

Residents and team members at The White House shared heartfelt words about Yvonne:

Residents:

  • “Always happy, always looked after us well, always got us what we needed.”
  • “Always smiling, helpful with everything.”

Team:

  • “Genuine lovely person.”
  • “Always stayed over her hours until the job was done.”
  • “Never took a day’s sick leave.”
  • “Beautiful, helpful lady.”
  • “Super star. We will miss her.”
  • “Happy for Yvonne but sad for us. Legend.”

Tracie Bowen, Registered Manager of The White House care home, expressed her deep appreciation for Yvonne’s years of service: “Yvonne has been a cornerstone of our home. Her dedication, kindness, and cheerful spirit have touched the lives of so many. She is a true legend, and while we are happy for her as she embarks on this new journey, we will certainly miss her dearly. Yvonne’s legacy of care and compassion will always be a part of The White House.”

The White House care provides specialist dementia care services to older people. For more information about The White House care home, click here: https://www.centrumcarehomes.co.uk/the-white-house