Dietary aide makes it her mission to bring exotic animal handler to Burnbrae Gardens

Pictured above, resident Phillip Ash wanted to “wear” a python that was among many exotic animals that visited Burnbrae Gardens on May 19.

Janet McInroy inspired by success Zoo To You program had with Streamway Villa residents

Dietary aide Janet McInroy was watching an OMNIway video story about Zoo To You recently visiting Streamway Villa when the idea came to her to bring the exotic animal handler to Burnbrae Gardens. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens residents and local students forming meaningful bonds through program

Campbellford District High School student Sara Ferguson (right) is pictured here with Burnbrae Gardens resident Marlene Lintern. Sara has been coming to Burnbrae every Wednesday for the past month to help staff members and spend time with residents as part of a program.

‘I think it’s a great learning opportunity all the way around’

A collaboration between Burnbrae Gardens and a local school is providing two students with important learning opportunities, while creating meaningful bonds with the Campbellford long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Burnbrae co-op student fits so well with OMNI’s culture, she’s been asked to interview for position

Burnbrae Gardens co-op student Leah Beaudoin-Powell (left) and resident Ilene Turpin (right) are seen here working on a puzzle.

Leah Beaudoin-Powell is ‘so awesome we wanted to have her as part of our team,’ says administrator

Co-op student Leah Beaudoin-Powell has been such a good fit at Burnbrae Gardens, the Campbellford long-term care home’s management team has asked her to interview for a summer job. Read more

Young Burnbrae volunteer says experience has been rewarding

Volunteer Zack Smith, seen standing at the back, enjoys the pleasant weather with Burnbrae Gardens residents on April 24.

Zack Smith, who began volunteering at 16, says he’s getting from residents as much as he gives

Zack Smith has been coming into Burnbrae Gardens to volunteer with residents at the Campbellford long-term care home since he was about 16. Read more

New Burnbrae office manager comes from rich health-care background

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Annie Thomas’s career has been focused on helping others

Working in health care runs in Annie Thomas’s family. Read more

New Burnbrae Gardens colouring program is proving beneficial to residents with dementia

‘I’ve never seen the residents so engaged and focused’

A resident at Burnbrae Gardens who is living with cognitive impairment sometimes becomes agitated and upset. But when life enrichment staff hand the resident some pencil crayons and pages from a colouring book, she will immediately become calm and focused. Read more

Burnbrae staff member’s kitchen creativity helps resident enjoy Christmas present

Janet McInroy’s pureed dessert leaves chocolate lover with a big smile

Burnbrae Gardens nutritional care aide Janet McInroy recently made one chocolate-loving resident’s day when she made sure he could enjoy a chocolate bar he received as a Christmas present. Read more

High school’s secret Santa program thrills Burnbrae residents at Christmas

Burnbrae Gardens resident Dorothy Saltern is seen here receiving her gift from a group of “Santas” from Campbellford District High School.

Students visit home to give gifts

For the third straight year, Burnbrae Gardens residents were visited by a group of gift-bearing Santas from Campbellford District High School at Christmas. Read more

For 25 years of service to Burnbrae Gardens, all Debbie Meiklejohn wanted was a cake

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Environmental services staff member honoured for dedication to residents and colleagues

After 25 years of service to Burnbrae Gardens, Debbie Meiklejohn only wanted one thing: a chocolate cake. Read more