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Bringing Independence Home

Community Support Services for Seniors and Adults with Physical Disabilities

Community In-Home Care & Caregiver Support Services

Helping Hands was established in 1972 and has had a proud history of serving clients in our community by assisting them to live independently, support them in their journey of aging, and to maintain and enhance their quality of life. As a multi-service, registered charitable organization, Helping Hands serves older adults and adults with physical disabilities residing in Orillia and surrounding townships of Severn, Oro-Medonte and Ramara, as well as Barrie and Muskoka. Our services have evolved over the years to meet the needs of our clients and to support our health care system. However, providing in-home care and caregiver support remains at the heart of Helping Hands.

Calling All Volunteers

Opportunities include:

Transportation Service, Meals on Wheels Delivery, Social Programs and Office Support. Volunteer Now

Home Care & Community Support Services


Access to proper nutrition is the cornerstone of good health. Helping Hands offers hot and frozen meal options for nutritional support. Hot, nutritionally balanced meals…

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As an enabler for health care, Helping Hands provides our clients with specialized, affordable transportation services, capable of meeting various mobility needs…

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Friendly Visiting & Telephone Reassurance

Helping Hands recognizes how important it is for our clients to maintain social one-on-one connections. Friendly social visits in our client’s home and/or friendly conversation…

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Personal Care, Caregiver Relief & Homemaking

At Helping Hands, we provide a wide range of personal care services to meet our clients’ needs. Services include non-medical personal care, caregiver relief enabling caregivers…

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Social Programs

Helping Hands recognizes how important social inclusion activities are for our clients to maintain a social connection to our community.

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Transitional Bed Service

As a stakeholder in our regional healthcare system, Helping Hands provides a Transitional Bed program.

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We’re Here to Help

We would be happy to talk to you about your individual needs. Contact us to discuss our available services and how they can support your needs.


Janice Rymill

Client Navigator/QIP Officer

Janice provides the first point of contact for new and existing clients. She is able to provide an immediate response to inquiries on new services, assist clients with their existing service and direct referrals to other health care providers.

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Vickie Scott

Couchiching Sub-Region Manager

Vickie coordinates Personal Care, Caregiver Relief, Homemaking, Friendly Visiting, Telephone Reassurance and Social Programs. Vickie can be contacted directly if you are interested in these services.

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Anna Anderson

Muskoka Sub-Region Manager

Anna is the Sub-Region Manager for Transportation and Meals on Wheels in the Orillia area and Client Care in the Muskoka Region, If you wish to speak to here about services in this area, please call her at the number listed.

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Marlene De Jesus

Barrie Sub-Region Manager

Marlene is the Barrie Sub-Region Manager. She manages the Transitional Bed Program that is offered in Barrie, as well as community homemaking support