Friends (The)

Site: District of Muskoka

Service: Community and Health Care Services, District of Muskoka

Record #: MUS1475
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 19 Dec 2023


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 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
Canada P1P 1J2
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Intersection Sharpe St W and Muskoka Rd
Mailing Address c/o The Friends 
27 Forest St 
Parry Sound, ON 
Canada P2A 2R2
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-687-5100 ; 1-855-687-5100, Toll Free
Fax 705-687-5108
Primary Contact Theresa Michell, Support Services Manager; Phone: ext 224; Email:
Alternate Contact Shelley Stagg, Program Support; Phone: ext 222; Email:

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