Bury St Edmunds MHA The Martins care home worker Suzanne Cook celebrates 35 years of service
A Bury St Edmunds care home worker is celebrating a landmark anniversary after dedicating more than three decades to supporting residents with dementia.
Suzanne Cook received gifts and a certificate for her 'unfaltering dedication' to mark 35 years at MHA The Martins, in The Vinefields.
She joined the home on a training placement and has worked in domestic support ever since, gaining NVQ qualifications in cleaning along the way.
Home manager Liz Fleming said: "During her time with us, Suzanne has always gone above and beyond her duties, such as helping to serve breakfast on the dementia unit and building relationships with the residents.
"From everyone here at MHA The Martins – thank you Suzanne for everything you do."
Suzanne said that while the pandemic has been tough, she was lucky to have 'such fantastic friends, family and colleagues'.
"We have all helped each other get through these difficult times," she said.
"The thing I love most about my job is working with dementia residents, to make their lives just that little bit better – helping them to feel safe and making them laugh and smile.