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Adult Day Program at the Sam L. Cohen Center

Just like home, but with more to do.

two women smiling and huggingThe Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Program provides a home-away-from-home experience for our members living with memory impairments including Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Our person-centered care provides a safe environment for members while encouraging socialization, brain-stimulating activities, and maximum independence.

In addition to respite, we provide support for care partners helping them address behavioral challenges and the social isolation and loneliness that can accompany caring for a person with dementia. Southern Maine Agency on Aging Family Caregiver specialists offer educational classes, forums, and group and individual sessions for care partners.

Learn about other services Southern Maine Agency on Aging offers to caregivers

From a Care Partner

The spouse and care partner of a member of the Adult Day Program shares how our services help both him and his wife:

Bob and Judi - the story of a caregiverSouthern Maine Agency on Aging programs work together to offer services and resources that can improve the overall quality of life of our clients. Read the story of Bob and Judi to see how Bob who is the care partner of Judi leveraged our Savvy Caregiver training, support groups, Respite Program, and Adult Day Program.


Person-Centered Programs

We recognize that every Adult Day Program participant (member) is a unique individual. That is why our person-centered activities are designed to honor and engage every member in ways that are physically and cognitively stimulating, and fun.

Activities offered during a typical day at the Adult Day Program might include:

  • Active games, including Ladderball, Bocceball, and Baggo
  • Baking
  • Exercise programs
  • Gardening (weather permits)
  • Music programs
  • Reminisce programs
  • Various art projects
  • Word-based games

an older man in a chair tapping the hand of a younger woman while another man and woman stand behind them and smile happilyStaff

Our staff is a team of highly-skilled, caring, and creative people that provide safe and engaging environment for our members - just like home, but with more to do!


Many members pay with private funds or long term care insurance. In some instances state funds are available. The Veterans' Administration offers a program that pays for day center hours. Staff can assist with locating subsidies for care.

Visit us


The Sam L. Cohen Center is located at 30 Barra Road in Biddeford. Our location is convenient to exit 32 of the Maine turnpike (I-95), Route 111, as well as businesses, stores, and medical providers in the immediate area. DIRECTIONS

Inside the Center

The Adult Day Program rooms feature warm colors, comfortable furnishing, and decorative touches that make it feel both homey and social while allowing the staff to fully implement a person-centered program for each of our members. 

Different activity spaces, such as a quiet room, a living room, and great room, help members enjoy activities and entertainment that decrease boredom, increase positive social interactions, and overall improve their health and well-being.

The Sam L. Cohen Center also features an enclosed garden patio where Adult Day Program members can enjoy the outside in a safe way without feeling restricted.

left: the therapeutic kitchen at the center.
right: the living room and quiet space at the center.

Getting Started

Enrollment at the Adult Day Program begins with a complimentary trial visit so that you and your loved one can decide if this will be a supportive environment for them.

Our Frequently Asked Questions can help with answering some of you initial questions. However, the best way to get a feeling of the Sam L. Cohen Center and the Adult Day Program is to connect with us directly. Complete our online form, email Leah D’Amour, Family Caregiver Resource Specialist (, or call Leah at 207-396-6552.