Who We Are

New Horizons Adult Day Center opened in January 2000 to address the needs of weary caregivers and persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions. We first operated one day per week at Ankeny First United Methodist Church and then relocated to the Neveln Community Resource Center in 2004.


Day break Center provides health care monitoring, supervision, therapeutic recreation, and social services five days a week to adults who have cognitive and or physical challenges related to traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological conditions or progressive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease.


Paul’s Place is open five days a week from 10–3 to serve young adults ages 18-65 who are living with problems related to brain injury due to trauma, neurological diseases, health problems that spread to the brain or stroke. Paul’s Place, named in memory of Paul Elwell, offers mental stimulation, socialization, retraining of independent living skills, and fellowship with others that understand the frustrations of living with a brain injury.

What We Provide

New Horizons Adult Day Center is a safe, supportive environment that offers fun activities for participants to stimulate their body, mind and spirit. Our professional staff and trained volunteers offer assistance to:

  • Socialize and foster friendships
  • Improve and/or maintain physical functioning
  • Create a welcome environment of acceptance
  • Increase leisure activities
  • Go into community for recreational events
  • Promote health and wholeness
  • Do creative and expressive activities

2017 Board of Directors

Executive Board of Directors

  • Peggy Stout – President
  • Sue Rasmussen – Vice President
  • Colleen Morrison – Treasurer
  • Nan Tollakson – Secretary

Board of Directors

  • Dan Kem
  • Bree Kinsley
  • Brett Brown
  • Katy Raasch
  • Mary Humke
  • Marsha Rutherford