Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center

Just like home, but with more to do.

two women smiling and huggingThe Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center 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, healthy choices, and maximum independence.

In addition to respite, the Center provides 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. In addition, our Family Caregiver specialists offer educational classes, forums, and group and individual support sessions for caregivers.

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

From a Caregiver

The caregiver of a Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center's member shares how our services help both him and his wife:

Person-Centered Programs

Each one of the participants (members) at the Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center 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.

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

  • Various art projects
  • Gardening (weather permits)
  • Baking
  • Active games, including Ladderball, Bocceball, and Baggo
  • Exercise programs
  • Music programs
  • Reminisce programs
  • 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 Center staff is a team of highly-skilled, caring, and creative people that provide safe and stimulating 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 funding through MaineCare is available. The Veterans' Administration offers a program that pays for day center hours. Staff can assist with locating subsidies for care.

Contact Marilyn Durgin, Adult Day Center's Program Coordinator, for information on hours of operation , funding, scheduling, and enrollment process.


The Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center is located at 30 Barra Road in Biddeford. Our location is convenient to the turnpike, Route 111, as well as businesses, stores, and medical providers in the immediate area. DIRECTIONS

The rooms feature warm colors, comfortable furnishings, and decorative touches that make the center an inviting and engaging space that allows 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 improve overall health and well-being.

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

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

Getting Started

Enrollment at the Center begins with a complimentary trial visit so that your loved one can participate in our beneficial programs to see if this will be a supportive environment for them. Call today to learn more! 207-396-6508.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you'd like to know more about the Sam L. Cohen Adult Day Center, view our list of most frequently asked questions. If you do not see answers to your questions, please contact us online, email Marilyn Durgin (, or call Marilyn at 207-396-6508.