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Ontario Family Matters, serving south eastern Ontario, was established in 2012 by Christine Brunke after years of volunteer service in Alzheimer’s facilities and personal experience...

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Welcome to our home! At Ontario Family Matters we are all about caring, support and understanding-family values. We understand the complex issues of aging and support. It is sometimes difficult for family members and individuals to accept that aging often means asking for, and being available to provide, assistance. It often means a change of lifestyle.

We all remember how our parents supported us through our youth and want to be able to support them in their time of need. We offer a wide range of non-medical support services designed to provide you with quality time management, individual attention, and life enriching experiences. Be assured that our focus is quality service and respect. We provide service in private residences, hospitals, and long or short term care facilities in order to help families stay connected across the miles, to offer respite to care givers and to support the quality of day-to-day life for seniors in south eastern Ontario.

What do you do when you live far away, when you have professional, social and family commitments which conflict with the support needs of an aging parent or when you have physical limitations preventing you from providing support? We hope you enjoy your visit then contact us to discuss how we might be of service to you and your family – because family matters!

Inspiration

  • Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. 

    Leo Buscaglia

  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

    St. Francis of Assis

  • Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.

    Mother Teresa

  • In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

    Alex Haley

  • I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

    Agatha Christie

  • You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.

    Desmond Tutu

  • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

    Buddha

  • Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.

    Charles Dickens

  • Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?

    Henry David Thoreau

  • All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

    Dalai Lama