Helping Hands is operated by
the Penn Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church
as a Community Service Project
Video: A Day at Helping Hands!
Colleen M. Bond RN
Colleen has been a life long advocate for others in need. She graduated from nursing school in 1981 and spent many years working in acute care hospitals and visiting patients in their homes as a home health nurse. When Nevada County lost it's ADHC Center in 2007 she rallied the community and the Penn Valley SDA Church for help in starting a new respite program for the caregivers in her community. With a small amount of funding from supporters, Helping Hands was begun and obtained their state license in October 2008. Colleen collaborates with other agencies in Nevada County to provide senior services including the Falls Prevention Coalition where she directs the Forever Young Senior Chorus. Colleen and her husband William are residents of Penn Valley and have four adult children, thirteen grandchildren and two great granddaughters.
How we can help you:
Whether it's your spouse, your parent, your child, your sibling, your grandparent, your aunt, uncle, neighbor, or friend; caring for someone you love is an extremely rewarding job.
But it can also be exhausting.
Even those of us with the most stamina and dedication can burn out quickly when your own needs are ignored.
It's simpler than you think!
Give us a call and let us lend you our "Helping Hands"
That's exactly why we're here; to give you the much deserved break you need! So take a walk or a nap, call your best friend or go shopping..... and relax; We've got your back!
How we help your loved one
While at Helping Hands, your loved one will have improved quality of daily living through socialization and peer friendships, quality entertainment, exercise and other purposeful activities.
WE EMPHASIZE physical activities AND cognitive stimulation...
Choice of drink and a breakfast snack, as well as a full lunch with dessert is served daily. A Registered Nurse is always present to assist with medications, and all staff members are trained to assist with mobility and personal hygiene.
Our Mission Statement
Providing dependent adults a stimulating social environment...while giving caregivers a much needed break with peace of mind.
We Believe that every individual deserves the right...
To be treated with dignity and respect
To be encouraged to be as independent as possible
To be empowered to form peer relationships and engage in social events as able