Welcome to Burloak Senior Support! Thank you for stopping by my webpage and blog.
I am so excited to introduce myself and this company. It started as a vision, a passion, and a purpose. Three months later this dream has come to life with hard work and a lot of support and encouragement. Things seemed to line up, show up, and fall into place!
Why this business? Why now? I have volunteered in Burlington for many years with older adults at the bedside in hospice care and in the hearing healthcare industry. I have been honoured to get to know each person and hear the amazing stories they have to tell. I was also exposed to the challenges seniors face due to the aging process itself and the loneliness and isolation of many seniors live with daily. Our baby boomers in Halton Region are aging and living longer and I have come to see a growing need for caring and compassionate support, and reliable and affordable solutions for this growing and most valuable part of our community.
I find it amazing that today’s western cultures tend to be so focused on youth and value such qualities as individualism and independence. One’s value is tied to his or her ability to work and earn, something that diminishes with age. Seniors in North America often live lonely lives and are separated from their children and friends. In other parts of the world, such as in China and Korea the elderly are honoured, prioritized, celebrated, and treated with the utmost respect.
Burloak Senior Support allows me to do what I truly love and provide valuable and much needed services at the same time.
“In every step of the planning process for this business I have envisioned the kind of trusted care I would want for my own aging parents”
It is my vision that this blog will become a way to expand my reach to seniors and their families and provide a platform to discuss some serious, impactful issues and topics that relate to older adults. At other times it will be a place to laugh together about life, to share ideas and personal stories…and let’s be honest…we will also find the time to share a yummy, tried-and-tested, ‘must share’ recipe as well.
To the seniors and their families out there looking for support, connection, and compassion…. I work for you!