Adult Day Centers

Just like home, but with more to do.

Adult Day Centers provide a home-away-from-home experience for our members living with memory impairments including Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. The Centers encompass the latest in therapeutic approaches in person-centered care, providing a safe environment for members while encouraging socialization, healthy choices, and maximum independence.

The Centers also provide family caregivers with critically important respite, support, and education which allows our members to live at home for as long as possible.

Person Centered Programs

Each one of the participants (members) at our Centers is recognized as a unique individual. Person-centered activities are designed to honor and engage the individual in ways that will be fun, stimulating, and interesting. Each member's interests and abilities are assessed when they enroll and a menu of therapeutic activities is developed for each member.

Activities offered during a typical day at the Centers might include:

  • Watercolor program
  • Current events
  • Pet therapy
  • Entertainment
  • Dance and movement
  • Gardening
  • Poetry
  • Members' newsletter
  • Exercise
  • Music programs
  • Community Service projects

Family Caregiver Support

In addition to respite, the Centers provide support for the caregivers to help them address behavioral challenges and the social isolation and loneliness that can accompany caring for a person with dementia. Social workers at the Centers and Family Caregiver Specialists also offer educational classes and forums, and support sessions, both group and individual, for caregivers.


Our Center staff is a team of highly-skilled, caring, and creative people. Each Center's staff includes a registered nurse, a licensed social worker, a licensed recreational therapist, and other program specialists. Our direct care staff provides a safe, caring environment for our members - just like home, but with more do to!


There is a charge for member participating. Staff will work with families to connect them to state and federal subsidies to help pay for care. Private pay services are also available.

Contact the Center nearest you for information on hours of operation, funding, scheduling, the enrollment process, and a calendar of events.


Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center
30 Barra Road, Biddeford - (207) 283-0166

Stewart Adult Day Center
Located on the OceanView Campus
74 Lunt Road, Falmouth - (207) 699-4618

Frequently Asked Questions

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