On With Life Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire New Horizons in Ankeny

Ankeny, IA. – A letter of intent has been signed by On With Life and New Horizons, an adult day center – which will ensure the continuation and growth of much needed home and community-based rehabilitation services to Ankeny and surrounding communities, while adding to On With Life’s continuum of care.

“We’re thrilled about this partnership as there is a critical need for more home and community-based services in our area,” said Dr. Jean Shelton, On With Life CEO. “On With Life already provides a range of post-acute services to individuals living with a neurological injury or condition, but the partnership and acquisition of New Horizons will help us deepen our reach and capabilities to serve even more people. New Horizons and On With Life were both founded by individuals with a strong passion to support the rehabilitation needs of the community and both have an unwavering people-first philosophy, making it a great culture fit.”

New Horizons opened in 2000 and offers day programming and recreational therapy that includes exercise, arts and crafts, pet and music therapy, interactive and cognitive games, dance and movement and various community outings. Recreation Therapy coordinators treat and help maintain the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of persons served by helping to reduce depression, stress, and anxiety, recover or maintain basic motor functioning and reasoning abilities, build confidence, and socialize effectively.

“We know that through socialization and maintaining a certain level of independence, those we serve can enjoy a higher quality of life, and that’s what we’re all about,” stated Lisa Noble, New Horizons Executive Director. “On With Life’s track record in neuro rehabilitation is nationally recognized, so this partnership will provide an even higher level of services to those who need it.”

On With Life plans to utilize and expand the current New Horizons services in Ankeny, and the official partnership and acquisition is scheduled to be finalized by July 1, 2024.