New Horizons Adult Day Center is our third featured Des Moines finalist in the 100 Year, $100k Office Makeover Contest. Founded in 2000, New Horizons aims to address the needs of weary caregivers and persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions. Answers provided by Cortney Taylor with New Horizons.
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A: New Horizons opened in 2000, in the basement of Ankeny First Untied Methodist Church; in 2003 we relocated to the Neveln Center in Ankeny and we have called this our home since then. In recent years we have continued to grow, to now offer two program options, and now have a need for our own space or for upgraded space. As we have grown we are now split between three different rooms, scattered from each other in the Neveln Center, making communication more difficult.
Q: How do you devote ethical business practices to fulfilling your mission?
A: Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for adults who are physically and/or cognitively challenged by providing compassionate day services. We are a non-profit organization located in Ankeny,Iowa. We are dedicated to helping adults of all ages maintain their level of independence, remain in their own homes and be active members of their communities.
Q: What are some positive examples of your influence on the community?
A: New Horizons works to reintegrate physically and/or cognitively challenged individuals into their community. This strives to increase our acceptance of those that may appear different.
Q: Please demonstrate your leadership.
A: New Horizons is currently the only adult day program in the Des Moines Area that offers a brain injury specific program, we are currently leading the way and providing education to others that are looking to begin an adult day service.