New Horizons
Adult Day Center

Adult Day Center

The New Horizons Adult Day Center centers provide structured programs during the day in a community group setting to support the personal independence of older adults and those that are disabled or have cognitive decline. Programs are designed to promote the physical, social, and emotional well-being of participants while providing health care and food services.

Essential services include:

  • Case Management
  • Continuous Supervision
  • Health Monitoring
  • Medication Management
  • Nutritious Meals
  • Planned Activities and Crafts
Contact Information

New Horizons Adult Day Center
426 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
P: (401) 727-0950

Parking available at the rear of the New Horizons Adult Day Center in the Leon Mathieu Senior Center parking lot.

New Horizons is open five days a week,
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Department Providers
Kathleen Fisher, MA, MSW
Director, Blackstone Health, Inc. 

Linda Saez
RN Supervisor

About Our Program

The programs at New Horizons Adult Day Center offer a variety of activities designed to meet the needs and interests of each older adult who receives care. The freedom and integrity of each participant are at the forefront.

The aim is to provide a multitude of services around health and well-being while giving and showcasing compassion, love, and respect. The center is an affordable alternative to long-term placement with a safe and secureOlder disabled woman on wheelchair in nursing home environment.

Respite for Caregivers

Family members, friends, and caregivers are also in need of the ability to take time for self-care and essential needs, and they need a break from the daily responsibilities that come with caring for their loved one(s). We provide a safe location for the participants on a short-term basis during the day. Caregivers can be assured that their loved ones are receiving the kind of attention, compassion, care, and supervision they would be obtaining in their home environment.

This day respite program provides a positive experience for the participants, while they are away from their caregiver for that period of time. This allows caregivers to focus their attention on areas of personal interest and need, such as employment, recreation, or community engagement.

Support for those with Cognitive Decline

New Horizons Adult Day Center offers care and support for those individuals that have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, including those with early or younger-onset under 65. Participants in the center’s programs benefit by receiving various care needs, the ability to be in contact with others to reduce social isolation, stimulate their abilities to gain new skills and communicate. Adult day services can help with prolonging their ability to live in a home environment instead of needing to be in a long-term care facility.


Participation in the adult day center program is available to individuals who are at least 60 years of age and their spouse, as well as a person with a disability under 60 years of age.

Call (401) 727-0950 to Schedule a Tour

Day Group and Individual Support Services

This program aims to improve overall health, socialization, and modular skills. New Horizons Adult Day Center team members work collaboratively with other Care New England professionals and community supports for the physical, occupational, or speech needs as well as with case management. Nursing staff provide the essential healthcare services listed below. 


  • Meal Program
  • Medication Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation and Activities
  • Case Management

Meals at Breakfast, Lunch and Snack are served each day. Meals at New Horizons are catered and meet the nutrition requirements established by the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S.

Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

  • Behavioral management and monitoring
  • Blood sugar testing
  • Diet management
  • Health education
  • Medication administration
  • Monthly status assessments
  • Personal care and incontinence assistance
  • Vital sign checks

Activities are orchestrated to meet both individual and group needs in order to encourage relationship building and socialization, improve intellectual and occupational skills, and connect with others and build new skills. Some include:

  • Arts and crafts (mask making, building)
  • Dance / Movement Activities
  • Entertainers from the Community
  • Exercise
  • Games (trivia, penny bingo, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, shuffleboard, soccer)
  • Health Education
  • Hobby and skill-building
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Special interest groups (baking, cards, gardening, knitting, walking)
  • Time orientation
  • Apply for state financial aid
  • Coordinate home care services
  • Facilitate care plan meetings
  • Assist in long-term care planning
  • Counseling for caregivers and family members

Frequently Asked Questions

If I decide to send my mother to New Horizons, would I have to send her five (5) days/week?

No, you do not have to. However, we do recommend that your loved one attend at least two days per week to establish familiar social connections and consistency in routine. Her schedule and how often she attends are for you both to decide. (New Horizons is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Since my father’s stroke, he has difficulty feeding himself and getting
to the bathroom. Can someone like him go to New Horizons?

Yes. Adult day centers are designed specifically for people with physical and/ or mental limitations. New Horizons’ staff includes certified nursing aides and registered nurses who are trained to assist with personal care, feedings, toileting, and moving safely.

Since my wife developed Alzheimer’s she seems to have difficulty doing much of anything. Won’t she be frustrated by the activities at the center?

Adult day centers offer plenty of activities especially for people with Alzheimer’s and other similar conditions. Participants are grouped by their abilities and their interests. The goal of our program is to engage people in activities they can enjoy and offer them things to do that they can complete successfully.

I hired a home health aide who comes in every day to stay with my dad, fix him lunch, and generally look after him. Isn’t that better than sending him out to a center?
For some people, it may be, but many elders really enjoy being around a group of people – particularly people who share their tastes, values, and memories. Many people who go to adult day centers benefit from the nursing care, exercise programs, special activities/events, as well as, socialization with neighbors from their community.
If I don’t remind her, my mom forgets to take her medication. Will the people at an Adult day center help us with that?

Yes. Adult day centers have registered nurses on staff to make sure that participants take their medications as needed. These nurses also monitor things like blood sugar levels, dietary restrictions, and vital signs.