About Us

Affordable Home Care Services for Older Adults

Serving Barkhamsted, Colebrook, New Hartford, Norfolk, Winsted-Winchester Since 2006

Our Mission

Helping Hands is committed to enhancing the daily living and overall quality of life of its clients by providing homemaker and companion care to those who wish to live safely and independently at home.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of five volunteers who oversee the fiduciary responsibilities of the agency.

  • Michael Caselas, President & Treasurer
  • Cynthia Williams, Vice President
  • Penny White, Secretary
  • Susanne Cantwell, Director
  • Jennifer Kelley, Director


Irene Connole


Irene grew up in Winsted and attended local schools. She graduated from Chandler School in Boston, MA with an A.S. in Executive Secretarial Sciences. To help seniors in her community, Irene took her business, sales and training background (working at The Torrington Company, Torin Engineered Blowers and Waring Products) and joined Helping Hands in 2010.

She has worked as a Caregiver where she provided a range of chore services and developed an understanding for the needs of our clients. Now as Director, Irene can offer unique support to our clients with her knowledge of home care services and networking with community leaders and organizations to help navigate the financial burdens. Irene resides in Winsted with her family.


Helping Hands employs experienced, compassionate and trustworthy caregivers. Our team offers the best support for your needs, including expertise in housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, yard work, and just being a good companion!

Robin Crocci