First & Main Offers Healthy Meal Options for Residents

Published on September 29th, 2017 | Filed under News

Executive Director, Bryan Cramer and Director of Dining Services, Vinnie Augustoni, discuss the variety of dining options at First & Main. This eightWest segment, shot in the heart of Art Prize 9, gives a great look into our community and the care we provide. Read More

7 Things you should know about Alzheimer’s disease

Published on September 8th, 2017 | Filed under Articles

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 10% of people over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Dementia.  The disease erodes a person’s memory, personality, and reasoning gradually over time.  Alzheimer’s primarily effects seniors, 5 million in the United States… Read More

Memory Care at First & Main

Published on June 30th, 2016 | Filed under Articles, Meet The Team

As our community grows, so do the needs of our Memory Care programming. More residents means more needs to be met, and an even wider range of likes and dislikes. Into this need steps Heather Wiersum, our new Memory Care Manager, who builds personal relationships with our residents in order… Read More

What did your Mom enjoy about living at First & Main?

Published on May 23rd, 2016 | Filed under Articles

In our final installment with the Vander Klok family, we hear Duane and Diane talk about how much their Mom loved living at First & Main. From bible studies to daily activities, and with the comfort of the care staff, Bea had a wonderfully content experience at First & Main. Interested in… Read More

After moving your Mom to First & Main, how did your life change?

Published on May 9th, 2016 | Filed under Articles

After a loved one moves into a care community, a caregiver's work is not done. However, the load is significantly lightened, resulting in a healthier lifestyle for the whole family. Knowing that your loved one is cared for, happy, and thriving in their new environment can reduce stress and… Read More

How did your mom feel about moving to First & Main?

Published on May 2nd, 2016 | Filed under

Moving into a new home can be stressful for anyone, and it's especially hard for those with dementia and memory issues. It can be a tough transition for your loved one, but visiting often and providing support can make the transition easier. Read More

What are the signs of worsening dementia?

Published on April 25th, 2016 | Filed under News

The signs of worsening dementia can differ from person to person, but there are a few key indicators including: memory loss, impaired judgment, difficulties with abstract thinking, faulty reasoning, inappropriate behavior, disorientation to time and place, gait, motor, and balance… Read More

First & Main: Where Life Happens

Published on April 11th, 2016 | Filed under Articles

Pastor Duane Vander Klok and his sister, Diane Vanden Hoek, sat down with us to share stories of their mother, Bea, and their experience at First & Main. Read More

Chocolate Extravaganza: Open House at First & Main

Published on February 5th, 2016 | Filed under News

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about love... it’s about the chocolate! Join us on February 18th, 2016 at First & Main for a very special open house. Sample a vast variety of chocolate treats as you stroll through our beautiful community. Chocolate Extravaganza Chocolate galore! Enjoy… Read More

WZZM13 First & Main Promo Video

Published on January 18th, 2016 | Filed under Articles

The crew at WZZM13 visited us at First & Main of Metro Health Village to shoot a commercial! Residents and staff were excited to be a part of the shoot, and everyone did a fantastic job. Check it out by clicking HERE. Read More

Memory Café: Effective Communication Strategies

Published on December 28th, 2015 | Filed under Articles

The Memory Café is a free monthly speaker series offering educational and support opportunities to caregivers and loved ones of people with dementia. While they are learning more from presenters and each other, our Director of Excitement will be holding activities with the individuals who… Read More

First & Main Celebrates Active Aging Week

Published on September 28th, 2015 | Filed under Articles

It's well-known that a key to continued health is to maintain a habit of regular physical activity. Simple activities like going for a daily walk with a friend or gardening are great ways for the aging population to keep active. Active Aging Week, led by the International Council on Active… Read More