Burnbrae DOC makes special buttons for residents after second Moderna vaccination

Helen Sadio made the buttons on her own time to acknowledge residents for doing their part to help end the pandemic

After Burnbrae Gardens residents received their second round of the Moderna vaccine on March 2 to help protect them from the COVID-19 virus, they each had a surprise waiting for them, courtesy of director of care (DOC) Helen Sadio.

Residents were handed special buttons Helen had made on her own time to acknowledge them for receiving the vaccine and doing their part to help end the pandemic.

Helen made the buttons in a variety of bright colours, and each button was embossed with a phrase such as, “For me, for you, for all. #COVIDVaccinated” and “I took the shot, 2021”, to recognize residents for receiving the vaccine.

Helen took the Friday before residents were vaccinated off work and spent the next three days making the buttons, a gesture home administrator April Faux says demonstrates Helen’s strong commitment to residents.

“I really want to recognize Helen because she went over and above, and the residents got a kick out of (the buttons),” she tells The OMNIway.

“She took her own time and used her own money to make the buttons. … And (the buttons) brought lots of smiles to residents’ faces.”

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