After an astonishing 45 years at Cara, Jenny Millikan is moving into an exciting new phase of life: retirement.
Jenny began her journey at just 16 years of age, when Cara was known as Spastic Centres of South Australia. Employed as a Nurse’s Assistant in 1976, she went on to become a Support Worker and later, a Quality Service Leader.
When asked what she would miss most about Cara, Jenny said, “the people, without a doubt. It’s the customers and staff I’ve worked with that have made it an amazing place to work.”
Jenny recalls being part of the Cara Community through many milestones in her life – her engagement, wedding, the birth of her daughter and most recently, the arrival of her grandson.
“I’ve always gotten along really well with the families of our customers, maybe because I talk a lot!” Jenny laughed.
“I remember bringing my daughter Kate in to meet the customers I supported, when she was just two weeks old. It was special to be able to share that with them.”
It’s almost as if Jenny knew that one day, Kate would grow up and become a Support Worker herself, a position which she still holds today, further strengthening her family’s connection with Cara.
We are so grateful to Jenny for her four-and-a-half decades of commitment to finding possible with us and wish her all the very best for her retirement!
Image description: Jenny holds a certificate for her 45 years of service. Which was presented to her by Cara Chief Executive Liz Cohen. They are standing in front of a large screen that says Cara Years of Service Awards, 45 years.