Inyoni Creek welcomes Kim Gilliand to the village as its new receptionist, while saying a fond farewell to Carol Garnett.
Carol, who is still with Inyoni Creek until Friday and is assisting with registrations for the second roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines and handing over to Kim, is leaving for a new adventure on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast where she will be living with her son and family.
“I have been so blessed and grateful to have spent time here at Inyoni Creek. Very special friendships were formed and I take very fond memories with me, which I will treasure forever,” says Carol.
“My plans for the rest of this year will be to explore my surroundings at the coast (make some noise and then run) and to find my feet (which are actually not too far away). I would like to continue to work in a community where I can make a difference while I am able, and maybe bring a smile or share a glass of red with a dear lonely sole,” she adds.
Inyoni Creek’s Chairman Graham Brokenshire presented Carol with a Woolworths gift voucher on behalf of the village’s residents and staff.
“Thank you to our Inyoni Creek residents for their exceptional generosity. Thank you to Helen Parkinson who coordinated the collecting of the donations. I have no doubt that Carol will use some of it on an item that will always remind her of her time with us,” says Graham.
Inyoni Creek extends a warm welcome to Kim, who has taken over Carol’s post.
Born in Johannesburg and raised in Johannesburg South, Kim moved to Edenvale 17 years ago. She has been married to Ian for 10 years and their daughter Paige is eight years old.
“We have two little chihuahuas, Bear and Wrench. I enjoy singing and dancing and, on the odd occasion, I like to knit,” says Kim.
“This is my first time working at a retirement village. I am aware of the challenges ahead, but I know I can pull it off,” she adds.