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Organization: Friends (The) - District of Muskoka - Community and Health Care Services  
Phone Numbers: 705-687-5100
Toll-Free: 1-855-687-5100
Fax: 705-687-5108
c/o The Friends
27 Forest St
Parry Sound, ON
P2A 2R2
Street Address:
141 Sharpe St W
Intersection: Sharpe St W and Muskoka Rd.
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Marliese Gause - CEO
1-888-746-5102 ext 236 *
Public Contacts: Kelly Sawyer - Support Services Manager
705-687-5100 ext 224 *
Lisa Longpre - Program Support
ext 222 *
Service Description: Provides support services for individuals with physical disabilities as well as frail, elderly seniors, and those living with age related Dementia.

Programs and services include:

24 hour Attendant Care for individuals living at the barrier free Forest Hill complex in Parry Sound and in apartments in Muskoka.

Outreach Program - personal support and homemaking services for people living in the community * clients must be 18 years or older so they can take legal responsibility for their own care

Respite Caregiver Relief services include: supervision, meals and activities, in the persons home or at the Forest Hill Apartments * service is available on a daily, 24 hour basis.

Adult Day Away Program - provides socially based gatherings for seniors or physically disabled residents in many communities focusing on the likes and abilities of each individual participant * transportation to the programs may be able to be arranged * the programs are held from 9:00am to 3:00pm, call for locations and times.

Life Skills Program to help clients set and achieve their own goals

24 Hour Assisted Living provides personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, security checks.

Caregiver Support Program offers education, peer support, group and one on one support.

A member of the north Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Coalition.

Fees: Service * Attendant care and outreach, call for information. Services may be subsidized with a valid Ontario Health Card. Adult Day Away Programs, $15/day, with financial assistance available. Overnight and Respite, $17.50/night. Service is free in cli
Application: Varies by program, call for details
Eligibility / Target Population: Adults and seniors with disabilities due to congenital or acquired conditions * Adult Day Away Program - 18 years and up.
Languages: English
Area Served:
Muskoka District  
See Also: Adult Day Programs
Home Help and Homemaking
In-Home Personal Support
Life Skills for People with Disabilities
Respite Care for Adults
Respite Care for Seniors

This information was last completely updated on February 12, 2018

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