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Respite Options

Explore respite options available in your community.  For more information contact: 

If you reside in Barrie/Innisfil/Bradford/Angus and Area contact:
Carolyn Harris, Respite/CHAP Coordinator, Empower Simcoe at 705-726-9082 ext. 2259 or email

If you reside in Alliston, Collingwood, Midland or Orillia contact:
Angie Bridekirk, Adult Respite/CHAP Coordinator, Catulpa Community Support Services at 705-733-3227 ext. 2235 or email

Shannon Parton, Children's Respite Coordinator, Catulpa Community Support Services at 705-733-3227  ext. 2282 or email

Program Title : RecRespite
Program Time : TBD
Program Runs from : Year round business with respite to meet your needs
Program Length :
Program Cost : See Website
Admission Criteria : call for details
Activities : Maximizing the quality of their lives through meaningful and supportive respite solutions, beyond companionship services and aid in the continuum of care is what we strive to do.

Therapeutic recreation programming has proven the ability to:
•Decrease the rapid onset of disease or ailment
•Value individuals’ contributions, self worth and role
•Increase independence for making choices
•Enhance memory skills
•Prevent social isolation
•Develop and maintain social skills

Our service can be provided in any environment in which our clients reside, including (but not limited to): retirement homes, long term care, supportive house, assisted living or home residence.

Program designs are individual to each clients needs, thus our program techniques, goals and objectives will vary. Some of our designs may include one or multiple variations of these goals including both mental and physical well being:
•Individualized exercise programs to support range of motion, flexibility, strength and promote better circulation and overall well being
•Community leisure and learn programs in a small group setting that offers the maintenance of skills and obtaining new skills and interests, RecreACTIVE
•Dementia specific programming to help redirect challenging behaviors such as agitation and aggression, boredom and lack of stimulation
Comments :
Disability / Special Needs : Autism/PDD, Challenging Behaviours, Developmental Disability, Dual Diagnosis, Medically Complex, Mental Health, Physical Disability, Seizures
Individual(s) Served : Male and Female
Type of Respite : One-on-One
Age Category : 0-5 Preschool, 6-12 School Aged, 13-17 Adolescent, 18-21 Young Adult, 22-30 Adult, 31-50 Adult and 50+ Seniors
Agency : Recreational Respite
Agency Contact : Amy MacFarlane
Phone : 877 855 7070
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Email Address :
Option offered at : All of Simcoe, Simcoe, ON
Nearest Intersection :
Regions : Orillia and Area, Alliston and Area, Bradford and Area, Midland and Area, Collingwood and Area and Barrie and Area
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