Star City Six – Margaret Burnham
Bridge to Better Living (bridgetobetterliving.com) provides one-on-one support to help guide and transition seniors and their families throughout the process of finding the senior care community and other resources that best fit each individual’s needs. Margaret Burnham is the newest addition to the Bridge to Better Living team, working with clients in the Lincoln area as a transition consultant.
Tell us a little about your business.
Bridge to Better Living is locally owned and was founded in 2010. We proudly serve Lincoln, Omaha, and the surrounding areas. Our transition consultants assist seniors and their families, at no cost to the client, with researching and finding the best living options for Independent, Assisted, Memory Assisted, and Long-Term Care. BBL serves Lincoln, Omaha and the surrounding communities.
How did you get started in the business?
My experience with seniors started at a young age. My grandfather was 82 years young when I was born and my great aunts and uncles were all of a similar age too. Learning how to care for them as a young adult fueled my passion. I specialized in Gerontology in nursing school and enjoy working with the experienced generations. I believe in Bridge to Better Living’s mission, “Placement with Passion,” and I am very excited to have the opportunity to bring my skill sets to this team.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband Tony and I have three energetic boys. Griffin is 17 and will be a senior; Porter is 15 and will be a sophomore; Ryker is 8 and will be in 4th grade. All are very involved in soccer and football with the youngest into dirt bikes, so our weekends are full! My home is pet friendly and there are currently Banks and Tilly the two dogs, McFly the hamster, Rooster the fish, and Tido the toad.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
The day I decided to become a registered nurse. I always knew I wanted to help people and this has led me to where I am today.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I enjoy gardening, farmer markets, playing volleyball, and attending the many sporting events of my boys, nieces, and nephews. My extended family is quite large so there is never a dull moment.
What are you the most proud of?
My three amazing sons; they are intelligent, talented, and kind.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Take pride in everything you do.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I think it’s the nurse in me, but I would like the power to heal.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
I believe in the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission to find a cure. My grandmother had dementia and it affected the entire family.
What is your favorite movie?
Pride & Prejudice.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
It’s a tie between Piedmont Bistro and La Paz.
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