“AUNTY” Pat Boden was treated to a surprise 60th birthday celebration at the care home where she works in Chesterfield.
Residents and staff at Holmewood Care Home, on Barnfield Close, threw a party with a buffet, entertainer and decorations to mark the occasion.
Kathleen Richardson, home manager, said: “Pat has been working at Holmewood Care Home since 2014 and has become a big part of the home.
“She is known for all the support she gives over and above the line of duty to all the staff, residents and visitors. So much so that she is now referred to as Aunty Pat.”
Prior to joining Holmewood Care Home as a senior carer, Pat started working in care at a different home in 2003.
She lives in New Whittington, Chesterfield, with her dog Tilly, who she often brings into the home to meet the residents.
Kathleen added: “Pat really is an Aunty to all the staff here at Holmewood, particularly the younger staff who need a little bit more guidance and support. She takes them under her wing of expertise.
“She often treats the residents and staff from her own pocket and never misses any birthday or special occasion for anyone, so we wanted to do something for her.”