Friends (The)

Site: District of Muskoka

Service: Community and Health Care Services

Description (Service) 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 am-3 pm, 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
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Adults and seniors with disabilities due to congenital or acquired conditions. Adult Day Away Program -18 years and up.
Application Varies by program, call for details
Languages English
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 client's home
Address and Location
Located In Community Gravenhurst
Address & Map
141 Sharpe St W
Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1J2
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Intersection Sharpe St W and Muskoka Rd.
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-687-5100
Toll Free Phone 1-855-687-5100
Fax 705-687-5108
Primary Contact Theresa Michell, Support Services Manager; Phone: ext 224; Email:
Alternate Contact Lisa Longpre, Program Support; Phone: ext 222; Email:
Primary Executive Marliese Gause, CEO; Phone: 1-888-746-5102 ext 236; Email:
Mailing Address c/o The Friends 
27 Forest St 
Parry Sound, ON P2A 2R2

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