Serving Nevada County

Our most recent DSS unannounced on-sight Licensing Inspection:

October 24, 2017

Our license is in complete compliance with no deficiencies or citations given.

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 and twelve grandchildren.

How Caregivers Benefit

Whether it's your spouse, your parent, your child, your sibling, your grandparent, your aunt, uncle, neighbor, or friend; caregiving 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.  

  • But how can you afford to take time off? 
  • Where can you trust that your loved one will be cared for with the same love and concern they receive from you?
  • How can you enjoy an afternoon with friends, or relaxing at home, or (whoa!) even do things that have to be done, like grocery shopping and laundry?

It's simpler than you think!  

Give us a call and let us lend you our "Helping Hands"

That's exactly what we're here to do; to give respite to caregivers just like you!  So take a walk or a nap, call your best friend or go shopping..... and relax;  We've got your back!

​ADA Paratransit services available


How Participants Benefit

Participants at Helping Hands have improved quality of daily living through socialization and peer relationships, quality entertainment, and purposeful activities.


  • To help participants stay independent and alert
  • To stimulate memory and awareness
  • To improve self worth and interactions with others

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 Director

Our Mission Statement


Providing dependent adults & seniors 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

Adult Day Respite Center Since 2008

​(530) 432-2540