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:
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.
Kathleen Fisher, MA, MSW
Director, Blackstone Health, Inc.
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 secure environment.
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.
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.
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.
Blackstone Health Café is a congregate dining program that offers nutritionally balanced meals to members of the community who are 60+ and individuals with disabilities under the age of 60. Through this nutrition program, we are able to provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to clients at the New Horizons Adult Day Center. In addition to providing nutritious meals, social interaction is encouraged among all clients during their congregate dining experience at New Horizons.
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:
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.)
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.
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.