CHS throws tea party for Langdon House Night Care Team Leader retiring after 42 years


The team at Langdon House care home in Chesterton, Cambridge – CHS Group’s purpose-built residential care home for elderly people – bid farewell to CHS’s longest-serving employee Jean Woor with a celebratory tea party.

Jean Woor, who has worked for CHS for over four decades, announced her upcoming retirement from her position as Night Care Team Leader at Langdon House. Jean will be greatly missed by her colleagues as well as Langdon House residents and their families.

To help Jean celebrate she was joined at the tea party by nine other long-serving CHS employees who, together, have clocked up an impressive two and a half centuries of service, including Care and Support Manager Joanne Twinn (34 years), Langdon House Housekeeper Susan Downham (30 years), Chief Executive Nigel Howlett (29 years), and Langdon House Manager Clare Robinson (22 years).

Nigel Howlett said: “Everyone at CHS and Langdon House would like to thank Jean for all her hard work and commitment, and wish her a very happy and well-deserved retirement. We take great pride in the care and support we offer to 2,000 people locally, including residents at Langdon House. But of course, without the expertise, dedication and personal attention of hard-working employees like Jean, we wouldn’t be able to provide excellent care for our residents.

“This is why the attitudes and skills of the people we employ are so important, and our 400 members of staff are our greatest asset – so it’s fantastic that over a quarter have been with us for over 10 years.”

Langdon House comprises 51 single rooms, all with en-suite facilities to accommodate elderly residents, some who may have limited mobility, others may have a diagnosis of dementia. The facilities include a ground floor dementia unit, with a specialist team of staff dedicated to caring for and supporting these residents. Staff members ensure residents can enjoy a range of activities such as singing, exercises, reading and art activities, as well as growing their own vegetables and relaxing in the garden during warmer seasons.


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